Climate and health country profile 2015: Bhutan
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Report of the regional conference of parliamentarians on protecting human health from climate change, Thimphu, Bhutan, 5-7 October 2010. World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia Region (2010)The Regional Conference of Parliamentarians on Protecting Human Health from Climate Change was held in Thimphu, Bhutan from 5-7 October 2010 It was attended by parliamentarians from seven countries of the South-East Asia Region (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste). Several WHO staff from country offices, the Regional Office and Headquarters also participated in the conference. The conference was organized to create awareness amongst politicians on the health impacts of climate change and garner their ...
Thinley S; Tshering P; Wangmo K; Wangmo K; Wangchuk N; Dorji T; Tobgay T; Sharma J (2017)The predominantly public financed and managed health system in Bhutan has evolved and grown remarkably in the past five and a half decades. Health services are available through a three-tier structure, i.e. primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Traditional and allopathic medicine services are integrated and delivered under one roof. Village health workers play an important role as a bridge between health services and the community to promote health. Programmes are in place to address the public health challenges facing the country. Health ...