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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.


Press Summary from the 6th Friday Meet held on 8th February 2019

Press Summary from the 6th Friday Meet held on 8th February 2019

Investing in our Children

The government in its efforts to invest in human power alongside hydropower has decided to allow class 10 passed students to continue their higher studies by providing full-scholarships. The Education Ministry has been accorded one of the highest priorities by the government with strategies to shift from summative to formative style of education; enhance teacher quality with improved facilities and services; and provide conducive environment for education.


Press Summary from the 5th Friday Meet held on 1st February 2019

Investing in our Children

The government is delighted to have brought about this major reform in our education system and being able to fulfill one of the key pledges presented to the people of Bhutan during the elections.

As the government has always asserted, the move to allow all Class X passed students to study in the Higher Secondary Schools came about following series of interactions with the people at the grassroots level and this is a genuine affair that we cannot ignore, if we are to enrich those who are deprived and disadvantaged. This significant change is a noble move that is timely and critical for our country. The government also understands that there are concerns being raised. Some of of the rational behind making this historical move in our education system are:


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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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