Bhutan’s journey through the pandemic and building a resilient health system | Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo
Lyonpo Dasho Dechen Wangmo is the Health Minister of Bhutan. In her talk, she recaps Bhutan’s response to COVID-19 pandemic under His Majesty’s extraordinary leadership and solidarity of the people. With only 2657 total cases and 3 deaths as of December 20, 2021, and a vaccination rate of 85.9 percent, Bhutan’s management of the pandemic has been exemplary. The effort, however, doesn’t stop here. Lyonpo Dasho Dechen Wangmo emphasizes the need to invest in the healthcare system, increase capacity of health professionals, and utilize innovation and technology to build Bhutan’s “health security” for the future.