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Press Summary from the 7th Friday Meet held on 15th February 2019

Bhutan working towards eliminating Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer ranks as the top-most common cancer among women in Bhutan. In an effort to address this, the Ministry of Health is working towards eliminating this cancer.

Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo who is the member of the Executive Board (EB) of the World Health Organisation (WHO) representing South East Asia region, led Bhutan’s delegation to the 144thsession of WHO EB in Geneva, Switzerland from 24th January to 1st February this year. Apart from many other important discussions, one of the major interventions made by Lyonpo and her delegation was on strategizing to eliminate cervical cancer in Bhutan.


Lyonchhen attends last day of Punakha Domche.

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Every year, on the last day of Punakha Dromche, His Holiness the Je Khenpo or Venerable Dorji Lopen Rimpoche presides over the sacred ceremony of ‘serda’. ‘Serda’ is a re-enactment of an episode of war against the Tibetan invaders of the 17th century.


Lyonchhen meets Pazaps in Punakha.

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Pungthang Dechen Phodrang Dzong, one of the oldest Dzongs in the country, located at the confluence of Pho chhu and Mo Chhu rivers, is a historic site for Bhutan. It also sites the earthly body of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, unifier of Bhutan.


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Lyonchhen meets Shri Narendra Modi Nath, Prime Minister of India

Lyonchhen meets Shri Narendra Modi Nath, Prime Minister of India

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