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Bhutan’s oldest newspaper shows appreciation on iDSI’s support to evaluate new vaccines in Bhutan

by Deepika Adhikari

Bhutan’s national and also the oldest newspaper named ‘Kuensel’ from the Kuensel Corporation Limited published a story featuring, our support to the Bhutanese government in evaluating new vaccines through an economic evaluation, in their issue of 28th August 2017 http://www.kuenselonline.com/moh-explores-introducing-vaccine-against-pneumonia/.

The Essential Medicines and Technology Division (EMTD), Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Health (MoH) of Bhutan was assigned to do an economic evaluation to assess the possibility of introducing Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) in their routine immunization package and this is how the collaboration between EMTD and Health Intervention Technology Assessment Program (HITAP) started for this project. This project wouldn’t have been possible without the funding support from the WHO Country Office, Bhutan and International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI).

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