The mental health of refugees during a pandemic: the impact of CoViD-19 on resettled Bhutanese refugees - McGuire T, Yozwiak D, Aultman JM.
This paper is the first of two in a series. In this paper, we identify mental health needs and challenges in the age of COVID-19 among Nepali-speaking, Bhutanese resettled refugees in the USA. We argue for a public health justice framework that looks criti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Statistical analysis of active fire remote sensing data: examples from South Asia - Devkota JU.
Active fires emit aerosols and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. In this paper, the behavior of active fires over a period of 1  year in Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka is studied using spatial statistics. In these countries, these fires are mainly forest a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Measuring landslide vulnerability status of Chukha, Bhutan using deep learning algorithms - Saha S, Sarkar R, Roy J, Hembram TK, Acharya S, Thapa G, Drukpa D.
This study is intended to provide an improved framework for the assessment of landslide vulnerability mapping (LVM) in Chukha Dzongkhags (distric... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence (IPV) in Bhutan: understanding women's responses to IPV using the transtheoretical model of behavior change - Choden P, Armstrong K, Sendall MC.
Intimate partner violence is highly prevalent in Asian region. It is largely committed by male against their female intimate partner. This is often associated with the region's unique social and cultural norms which subordinate women throughout their lives... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Central Banks Must Address Pandemic Challenges
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 2021 (IPS) Hopes for an inclusive global economic recovery are fast fading. As rich countries have done little to ensure poor countries’ access to vaccines and fiscal resources, North-South “fault lines” will certainly widen. Enhancing relief, recovery, transformation While the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised rich countries’ recovery prospects upward, the United Nations (UN) notes formidable challenges, especially for developing countries, due to the pandemic. Anis ChowdhuryThe UN warns of more setbacks for the S...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Bhutan fully vaccinates 90% of eligible adults within a week
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has fully vaccinated 90% of its eligible adult population in one week, exceeding the rates in countries with far greater resources (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The insect apocalypse: ‘Our world will grind to a halt without them’
Insects have declined by 75% in the past 50 years – and the consequences may soon be catastrophic. Biologist Dave Goulson reveals the vital services they performI have been fascinated byinsects all my life. One of my earliest memories is of finding, at the age of five or six, some stripy yellow-and-black caterpillars feeding on weeds in the school playground. I put them in my empty lunchbox, and took them home. Eventually they transformed into handsome magenta and black moths. This seemed like magic to me – and still does. I was hooked.In pursuit of insects I have travelled the world, from the deserts of Patago...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Dave Goulson Tags: Insects Biodiversity Environment Bees Wildlife Biology Pesticides Food Conservation Science Butterflies Birds Source Type: news

Prioritising Menstrual Health and Hygiene During Emergencies
Menstrual health and hygiene management (MHHM) must be integrated into the response to emergencies. | Picture courtesy: WaterAid India/Altaf AhmedBy External SourceJul 6 2021 (IPS) Over the last few years, the world has witnessed accelerated action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 5 on gender equality and women’s empowerment. This has also led to significant interest in menstrual health and hygiene management (MHHM) as a critical factor in girls’ education and women’s participation in many spheres of life.  In India, this has led to the introduction of evidence-base...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Gender Headlines Health Population Source Type: news

“We Need to Act Now” — as Sub-Saharan Africa Faces Third Wave of Covid-19
Health workers on Bwama Island on Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda prepare to administer COVID-19 vaccines. “The threat of a third wave in Africa is real and rising”, said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa. “Our priority is clear – it’s crucial that we swiftly get vaccines into the arms of Africans at high risk of falling seriously ill and dying of COVID-19.” Credit: UNICEF/Catherine NtabaddeBy Kristalina Georgieva and Abebe Aemro SelassieWASHINGTON DC, Jun 30 2021 (IPS) Sub-Saharan Africa is in the grips of a third wave of COVID-19 infections that threatens to be even more br...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kristalina Georgieva and Abebe Aemro Selassie Tags: Africa Aid Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Bhutan, the vaccination nation: a UN Resident Coordinator ’s blog
The small mountain nation of Bhutan has so far managed to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, despite sharing a border with China and India, two countries which have been badly affected by the pandemic. Bhutan is now on the way to vaccinating more than 90 per cent of the eligible adult population. Gerald Daly, the UN Resident Coordinator there, says that volunteers, and preventative government action, have been key to the country’s success. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pathogens, Public Health, & Political Will: Why Sustained Leadership is Critical
Two decades of investments in malaria so far have saved a staggering 7.6 million lives and prevented 1.5 billion malaria cases. But progress plateaued by the end of 2019 with political will and funding declining. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPSBy Joy Phumaphi and Sarthak DasApr 23 2021 (IPS) The occasion of World Malaria Day amidst a global pandemic warrants an examination of the intersection between our decades long battle against the world’s oldest known fever and the newest known pathogen fueling a global pandemic. In our estimation, one theme is abundantly clear: effective management of COVID-19 through coherent pu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joy Phumaphi and Sarthak Das Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Malaria Source Type: news

How Bhutan Out-Vaccinated Most of the World
The Himalayan nation has given more than 60 percent of its people a shot. Some villages were reached by helicopter, and health workers hiked through ice and snow. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chencho Dema and Mike Ives Tags: Bhutan Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) South Asia India Serum Institute of India Source Type: news

How the Tiny Kingdom of Bhutan Out-Vaccinated Most of the World
The Himalayan nation has given more than 60 percent of its people a shot. Some villages were reached by helicopter, and health workers hiked through ice and snow. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chencho Dema and Mike Ives Tags: Bhutan Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) South Asia India Serum Institute of India Source Type: news

Bhutan Vaccinates 93% Of Eligible Adults In Under 2 Weeks
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tiny kingdom of Bhutan vaccinates 93% of adults in 16 days
When plotted on a graph, the curve of Bhutan's COVID-19 vaccination drive shoots upwards from the first day, crossing Israel, the United States, Bahrain and other countries known for vaccinating people rapidly. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Small but quick: Bhutan vaccinates 93% of adults in 16 days
Bhutan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive was fast from the start (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

India helping to address issue of vaccine equity: Top UN Women official
India has provided 56 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines under grants assistance to a number of countries. The vaccines were sent to Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women supporting women: Female bus conductors drive out violence in Bhutan
THIMPHU, Bhutan – The pandemic has laid bare many painful truths, not least how tough and isolating the road is when we go through difficult times alone. We’ve seen how working in solidarity is the way to reach where we are heading faster. This International Women’s Day, on 8 March, we celebrate the women sup porting other women, even when their own burdens are great and growing. When women uplift other women, we all rise.Bus conductor Kelsang Tshomo is just such an example.Rising reports of violence (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Coronavirus vaccines sent by India reach Bhutan and Maldives; Sri Lanka, Afghanistan in line
On Tuesday, India had said it would send COVID-19 vaccines under grant assistance to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles from Wednesday. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India starts supplying COVID-19 shots to neighboring nations
India's Foreign Ministry said the country would send 150,000 shots of the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine, manufactured locally by Serum Institute of India, to Bhutan and 100,000 shots to the Maldives on Wednesday. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India to start coronavirus vaccine exports as soon as Wednesday, starting with Bhutan
Two million doses of the vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII), will also be despatched to Bangladesh on Thursday, said officials briefed on the plans. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

India to ship vaccines to neighbours in few weeks
The first destinations would be in India ’s immediate neighbourhood, like Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Maldives and Mauritius to help them kickstart their own vaccination processes against the coronavirus. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) intervention for mental health promotion among resettled Bhutanese adults in Massachusetts - Poudel-Tandukar K, Jacelon CS, Rai S, Ramdam P, Bertone-Johnson ER, Hollon SD.
Preventative behavioral interventions aimed at reducing mental problems among refugees are limited. We assessed the effect of a Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) intervention on health-promoting behaviors (coping, social-networking, and conflict-resol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

China crosses India's red lines, fast-tracks construction of road and 2nd village inside Bhutan's territory
The latest satellite images have indicated that China has yet again stabbed the international community in the back, especially Bhutan,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beijing Takes Its South China Sea Strategy to the Himalayas
China built a village in territory also claimed by the kingdom of Bhutan, echoing its aggressive tactics at the border with India and in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Satellite images appear to show China developing area along disputed border with India and Bhutan
New satellite images appear to show China has built up an area in the Himalayas along a disputed border with India and Bhutan that was... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Push Is On in US to Figure Out South Asians' High Heart Risks Push Is On in US to Figure Out South Asians' High Heart Risks
South Asian Americans -- people with roots in Nepal, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and the Maldives -- have a disproportionately higher risk for heart disease.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Pandemic and rising tide of violence increase demand for mental health, psychosocial care
BUMTHANG, Bhutan –The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been staggering:more than 1 million people have died and more than 35 million people have been infected. But the full health impact has been far greater. Fear, isolation, grief, economic stress and shuttered support services have taken a toll on the mental health of people around the world. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

India launches programme to strengthen clinical trial research capacity of vaccines in neighbouring countries
The training programme which will extend for about six to eight weeks will see participation of investigators, epidemiologists, clinicians and representatives from different departments from Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Afghanistan. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors associated with different forms of alcohol use behaviors among college students in Bhutan: a cross-sectional study - Dorji T, Srichan P, Apidechkul T, Sunsern R, Suttana W.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use has impacts on several dimensions of health, including physical health and mental health, particularly in college-age populations. Therefore, this study aimed to estimate the prevalence and to determine factors associated with alcoh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Circumstances of human conflicts with bears and patterns of bear maul injuries in Bhutan: review of records 2015-2019 - Penjor D, Dorji T.
Bhutan is one of the biological hotspots in the world where humans and natural flora and fauna co-exist in close proximity. Bhutan is home to two species of bears: Sloth Bear and Himalayan Black Bear. Human conflicts with bears are reported from all over t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Bhutanese refugee youth: the importance of assessing and addressing psychosocial needs in a school setting - Cardeli E, Phan J, Mulder L, Benson M, Adhikari R, Ellis BH.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic exposure combined with significant stressors in resettlement place Bhutanese refugees at risk for mental health problems. Despite this, refugee youth often are reluctant to seek mental health services. Psychosocial support services, s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences: association with physical and mental health conditions among older adults in Bhutan - Dorji N, Dunne M, Deb S.
This study explored the relationship between ACEs and health conditions ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

India to export hydroxychloroquine only to foreign governments and not to private companies: Sources
"Hydroxychloroquine continues to be a prohibited item. Private-to-private company or a domestic exporter-to-foreign importer trade is ban. The procedure, which the government is adopting, is to help countries which are in dire need or which are traditionally dependent on India for this medicine or friendly countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan," the sources said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pandemic Crisis May Trigger Societal Restructuring
Dr Mah Hui Lim has been a university professor and banker, in the private sector and with the Asian Development Bank. Dr. Michael Heng, Former professor in Management Science. By Mah Hui Lim and Michael HengPENANG and SINGAPORE, Apr 6 2020 (IPS) The Chinese word for crisis consists of two characters – “weiji”. Wei means danger and ji means opportunity. Every crisis is pregnant with danger and risks but also with opportunities – for some to make money, for others to learn valuable lessons, and for society to reorient or restructure its priorities, institutions and even the system. Mah Hui LimMajor ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mah Hui Lim and Michael Heng Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Risk factors associated with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in Bhutan: an analysis of the 2014 Bhutan STEPS Survey data - Dendup T, Zhao Y, Dorji T, Phuntsho S.
This study used the dataset of the nationally-representative Bhutan STEPS Survey conducted in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Families give high marks to parenting supports 'for refugees, by refugees,' study finds
(Boston College) A parenting program, developed by Somali and Bhutanese refugees in partnership with Boston College researchers, retained a majority of participants and showed promise reducing reports of childhood depression and family conflict and improving behavior among children, according to findings published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation and attempt among school going adolescents in Bhutan - a secondary analysis of a global school-based student health survey in Bhutan 2016 - Dema T, Tripathy JP, Thinley S, Rani M, Dhendup T, Laxmeshwar C, Tenzin K, Gurung MS, Tshering T, Subba DK, Penjore T, Lhazeen K.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is one of the leading causes of death and Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) worldwide. The economic, emotional and human cost of suicidal behaviour to individuals, families, communities and society makes it a serious public health ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Drug use among teenagers and young adults in Bhutan - Wangdi K, Jamtsho T.
This study aimed to determine the national prevalence of ever drug use and identify its associated factors amongst teenagers and young ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Experience of bullying among Bhutanese college students: implications for teacher formation programmes - Choden U, Sherab K, Howard J.
This study, the first of its kind in Bhutan, explores the experience of bullying among ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nuns and monks break the silence on sexual and reproductive health and rights in Bhutan
Thimphu, BHUTAN –  " There was a time when I would be menstruating and didn ’t know what to do during those days… Now I do.” These candid reflections came from an unexpected source: a nun sitting cross-legged on the floor of an astrology college in the capital of Bhutan. She was part of a delegation of nuns and monks – known locally as Anims and Lopens Gelongs – meeting with UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem to speak about their work destigmatizing sexual and reproductive health in their communities.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

The desire to be dead among Bhutanese refugees resettled in the United States: assessing risk - Meyerhoff J, Rohan KJ.
Bhutanese refugees are at elevated risk for suicide, but culturally inflexible suicide risk models may hinder accurate risk detection in this population. This cross-sectional study aimed to use a theoretical model based on the interpersonal psychological t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bhutan Prepares For Zero Malaria: A Photo Story
The tiny Himalayan country is hoping to reach malaria-free status within the next few years. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christine Ro, Contributor Source Type: news

A Happy Country Struggles With Mental Health A Happy Country Struggles With Mental Health
Bhutan, the Himalayan kingdom aspiring toward universal happiness, faces new mental health challenges. The solution may be blending Eastern and Western care.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Article Source Type: news

Meet the smoking-free, carbon-negative country that passes no law unless it improves citizens' well-being
On the eastern edge of the Himalayas, nestled between India and Tibet, lies the tiny nation of Druk Yul, better known as Bhutan. In Bhutanese, the name means "Land of the Thunder Dragon," a nod to the violent storms that pound the rugged mountain peaks and flood the lush valleys. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet the country that passes no law unless it improves citizens' well-being
Bhutan's Gross National Happiness Index may not have led to it being the happiest country, but it has improved life spans and produced other tangible gains. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency ambulance dispatch and drive times: an analysis of prehospital vehicular response in the Kingdom of Bhutan - Corrigendum - Dorji M, Saruhashi G, Kincaid J, Mize C.
[This corrects the order of authouship.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Africa: Developing Effective and Sustainable Programmes for Those Living With and Affected By Autism Spectrum Disorder
[IPS] Dhaka -The Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked country surrounded by Bangladesh, India and the Tibetan region of China. It is a country that brought the term Gross National Happiness as a concept by which to measure a country's progress. In April 2017 it celebrated WAAD by hosting the International Conference on Autism& Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ANDD2017) in Thimphu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Developing Effective and Sustainable Programmes for Those Living with and Affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder
Discussion on Enabling countries to successfully address ASD and other NDDs as part of their SDGs featuring participation by regional directors and representatives of UNICEF, UNESCAP, UN Women, UNESCO, IOM, ILO and WHO, country representatives and experts. Chaired by H.E., Sheikh Hasina, Co-Chaired by Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of WHO-SEARO and moderated by Saima Hossain the discussion focused on common aspirations and not only set the tone of the Conference but the powerful remarks by speakers paved the way for an effective way forward so that children and adults with NDDs can be included in the global ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saima Wazed Hossain Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations World Autism Awareness Day Source Type: news