Health minister Tandin Wangchuk addressed the plenary of the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland on May 24.

In his statement, Lyonpo highlighted the critical strengths and challenges of the health system in Bhutan.  In line with the theme of the 70th session of the assembly ‘Building Better Systems for Health in the Age of Sustainable Development,’ lyonpo stated challenges related to multi-sectoral responses, health workforce and vulnerability of medical supplies.

Lyonpo also expressed solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom as they grapple with the terrorist act that took place in Manchester on May 22.

On May 24, at the sidelines of the Assembly, lyonpo had a bilateral meeting with the executive team of the Global Fund (GFATM). Among others, the Transition Funding of GFATM and the Bhutan Health Trust Fund (BHTF) were extensively discussed.

Lyonpo met the Executive Director for Global Malaria Programme yesterday to discuss issues and strategies related to malaria elimination in Bhutan.

Staff reporter