Introduction


One of Bhutan’s biggest challenges is how it will be able to sustain free health care and improve health care for its citizens. The Bhutan Foundation is helping the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB) build institutional and systems capacity in Bhutan for strengthening public health educational programs, training, research, and policy development.

Supporting Faculty Development

KGUMSB is the only health-training institute in Bhutan. The Bhutan Foundation created a training program in which KGUMSB’s Faculty of Nursing and Public Health attend a semester fellowship at Yale School of Public Health with the goal of improving the content, methods, and techniques of teaching public health courses in Bhutan.

Creating a Platform for Health Research

The Bhutan Foundation supported the launch of Bhutan’s first medical journal, the Bhutan Health Journal. The establishment of the Bhutan Health Journal is of paramount importance in building a knowledge-based society and conducting evidence-based discourses. The journal will provide a platform to publish scientific articles for the researcher, a learning platform for the health professional, and a source for helping policy-makers make evidence-based decisions. The Foundation will also provide research grants to support new health research in Bhutan, along with health research trainings, such as workshops in writing scientific papers, research methodology, research ethics, and more.

BHUTAN HAS SUSTAINED PRIMARY HEALTH CARE COVERAGE AT ABOVE 90%

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Nomad Health Camps conducted
3,500+
Highlanders reached
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Reviewers trained for the Bhutan Health Journal
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Launch of Bhutan's medical journal

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Our Partners


The Bhutan Foundation is partnering with the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences to support public health programs in Bhutan. Fellowships for Bhutanese faculty, student exchanges, and public health training workshops are developed in collaboration with Yale University School of Public Health.

BHUTAN HAS 2 DOCTORS AND 8 NURSES PER 10,000 PEOPLE, WHICH IS ONE OF THE LOWEST IN THE REGION

HOW YOU CAN HELP


The Bhutan Foundation needs donations in order to support public health research and capacity-building in Bhutan. We need your help to improve the lives of all Bhutanese by supporting public health.

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