July 2018
Educators Meet to Develop Inclusive Curriculum
in Bhutan's Public Schools 
In June, the Bhutan Foundation worked in partnership with Perkins International and the Royal Education Council to facilitate a three-day workshop on developing an inclusive curriculum framework for Bhutan’s public schools. The workshop—the first of its kind—was mainly targeted for senior curriculum development officers and designed to explore the curricular needs of children with multiple disabilities. The three-day discussion centered around providing an appropriate curriculum that ensures inclusion of students with multiple disabilities and aligns with the national curriculum of Bhutan.  Read more...
Bhutan’s First Research Ethics Board at Medical University Receives Specialized Training
“If research is regarded as the ‘brain’ of global health, then ethics serves as its conscience” —Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta
Often, ethical considerations of a scientific research study raise important questions about the core purpose of research. On June 20, 2018, the Bhutan Foundation supported the first-ever training of the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan ’s (KGUMSB’s) Institutional Review Board (IRB). The primary purpose of the university's IRB is to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in research conducted by faculty and students. Read more...
Health Professionals Expand Research Toolset
with Workshop 
Parallel to the Research Ethics workshop, the Bhutan Foundation also supported an eight-day workshop on Survey Research Methods and Proposal Development, held at the Institute of Management Studies. Dr. Mary Alice Lee and Ms. Kate Nyham from the Yale School of Public Health led the workshop in collaboration with Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB) with our support. The training focuses on using survey research methods to generate information that can be used by health-care providers, public-health providers, and policy-makers to determine the most effective ways to improve population health in Bhutan. Read more...
Lessons Learned: Improving Access to Health Services for Nomadic Communities 
In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the first stakeholder meeting on Nomad Health Camps was held in Thimphu on June 14, 2018. The gathering was organized to discuss information gained from the health camps that have taken place, challenges, and lessons learned from each of the three communities. In addition, discussions on the way forward for these camps gave all stakeholders a chance to collaborate and support them.  Read more...
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Education
Department of Forests and Park Services
Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan
Royal Education Council
Ministry of Agriculture and Forests
Perkins International
Yale School of Public Health

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