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Maternal health improves

The situation of maternal health in the country has improved over the years. The maternal mortality rate (MMR) has decreased to 89 in 2017 from 380 per 100,000 live births in 1994. This is according to a study on the situation of maternal health in Bhutan, published in the recent Bhutan Health Journal.

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111th National Day

The 111th National Day will be celebrated in Samtse this year. Here is the official logo and theme song for the celebrations. Samtse hosted the 95th National Day in 2002. 111th National Day Theme Song

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Health minister urges empowerment of the differently-abled 

To observe the international day of persons with disabilities, a wheelchair race for about 16 differently-abled people was held at Doebum Lam near the Memorial Choeten yesterday in Thimphu

There is a need for disabled-friendly infrastructure in Bhutan to make it convenient for differently-abled people. This was evident yesterday when people in wheelchairs had to be carried by three to four men to get them on stage at the faculty of nursing and public health hall in Thimphu during an event to observe the international day of persons with disabilities.

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International Day of People with Disabilities

Students of Wangsel Institute for the Deaf in Paro perform “What a wonderful world” at the Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront to observe the International Day of People with Disabilities today. Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront organised the event to show its solidarity and support for the differently abled communit

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Brick import hitting hard on local producers

Imported bricks are being used in the construction of the extended Thimphu TechPark building

Local brick producers are concernsed about the sustainability of their enterprises if the import of building blocks and bricks from India continues. The import of concrete blocks and bricks for construction of public infrastructure has continued despite a standing government order that requires government agencies and public corporations to use locally produced blocks.

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Enrollment declines in primary schools

At least five students (PP-VI) in primary and secondary schools left school every day in the last one year. According to the annual education statistics, the enrolment of students in primary and secondary schools decreased by 1,886 students in 2018.

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