WHO and UNDP calls for increase of excise tax on tobacco and alcohol to combat non-communicable diseases
15 September 2016 - A WHO-UNDP team under the United Nations Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) has completed a one week mission in Ulaanbaatar on 9 September. During the mission the team of six international experts in epidemiology, health economics and governance, backed up by 25-member strong team of national experts has worked on developing a Business Case in Investing in Noncommunicable Diseases Prevention and Control in Mongolia.
The 8th Conference of the Asia Pacific Society for Men's Health and Aging, "Healthy Men, Happy Family" opened today in the Ministry of Health. WHO provided technical and financial support to the conference. In his speech addressing academics, researchers, doctors and scientists from many various countries including Korea, China and Germany, Dr Woojin Lew, the Senior Programme Coordinator of WHO Representative's Office in Mongolia stressed the importance of the topic all over the world and particularly in Mongolia where men live 10 years shorter than women.
The WHO Representative in Mongolia, Dr Soe Nyunt U and the Senior Programme Coordinator Dr Woojin Lew met with the newly appointed Minister of Heath, Dr Tsogtsetseg Ayush, last Friday. Dr Soe Nyunt U congratulated the Minister with the appointment and briefed the new Minister on the recently signed United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2017-2021 for Mongolia, a document that is designed as an integrated programme to help the country to attain the Sustainable Development Goals-based “Mongolia’s Sustainable Development Vision – 2030”.
3 August 2016 - The World Breastfeeding Week events annually co-organized by Mongolia’s Ministry of Health, Public Health Institute, Ulaanbaatar City Health Department, WHO and UNCEF was launched today with a beautiful lullaby Mongolian mothers sing to their babies, performed live by a star long-song singer.
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- WHO Representative in Mongolia, Dr Soe Nyunt U, spoke to Bloomberg on viral hepatitis burden, prevention and treatment
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Recent highlights in Mongolia
14 August 2016
Dr Mark Jacobs, the Head of the Communicable Diseases Division of WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, Dr Woojin Lew, the Senior Programme Coordinator and technical staff of WHO Representative's Office in Mongolia met today with the Minister of Health of Mongolia, Dr Tsogtsetseg Ayush and her team. The parties have discussed the issues of TB prevalence, burden of STIs and viral hepatitis, measles outbreak and zoonotic and neglected diseases in Mongolia.
4 May 2016
The Ministry of Health and Sports, WHO and the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) jointly convened a dialogue on Innovative Financing for the Viral Hepatitis Programme in Mongolia on 4-5 May with participation of the staff from related ministries, members of international community, patient and civil society organizations. The participants explored several existing and potential options of financing diagnosis and treatment of patients with viral hepatitis.
16 March 2016
The WHO Reaching Every District (RED) Strategy will now be piloted in Tuv (Central) province of Mongolia. The project is enabled by a grant of 50000 USD from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in support of a project proposal submitted to the CDC by the Mongolian National Centre for Communicable Diseases (NCCD). WHO Country Office in Mongolia has helped the local agencies to submit the proposal.
04 March 2016
A whole set of interactive materials for pathologists prepared by doctors and health care professionals of the National Pathology Centre (NPC) and supported by WHO was launched on 3 March in the NCP. "There are only about 100 pathologists in the entire country," says G.Uyanga, the NCP Director. "And as they are located not only in the capital city but in the countryside production of this interactive materials is a very important investment for Mongolia’s pathologists and for our Centre".
15 February 2016
The WHO Regional Office for Western Pacific (WPRO) has conducted Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases (APSED) planning and review in Mongolia from 24-28 January. All relevant stakeholders as national staff working in human and animal health sector, laboratory specialists, communication officers, state inspectors and state emergency officers were involved in the cross-sectoral review. Dr. Babatunde Olowokure, Coordinator of Emerging Disease Surveillance and Response Department at the WPRO, Mr. Graham Rady, Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant and Dr. Ariuntuya Ochirpurev, Emerging Disease Surveillance and Response Technical Officer in the WHO Country Office in Mongolia have led the review process going on field visits, conducting consultative meetings, interviews and group discussions with the national counterparts and reviewing relevant documents.
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