15 March 2017 - Mrs Davaasambuu Norov, 60, an all smiles woman and informal head of three younger families lives in the meadows of one of the most picturesque provinces of Mongolia, Arkhangai. She and her three children collectively own a couple hundred heads of livestock barely enough to feed families of her three children and support 7 grandchildren most of whom are in primary school. Due to living in fresh air and doing physical work required in the countryside Mrs Davaasambuu has never been much ill, as she says. Despite one problem she developed recently: hypertension.
A business meeting with the overseas Ambassadors to Mongolia to discuss introduction and usage of mobile health technologies for early health screening and diagnosis especially for remote, migrant and disadvantaged populations was held on 2 February in Ulaanbaatar. The Ministry of Health, WHO and Czech Embassy jointly organized the meeting to present the findings and the results of the "Introduction of mobile health technologies at the primary health care and community levels in Mongolia" project successfully conducted by the Ministry of Health and WHO with the financial support of 400 million Won or 300 thousand USD from the Korean Foundation for International Health and the Community Chest of Korea NGO.
15 November 2016 - Mongolia's Minister of Health, Dr Tsogtsetseg Ayush, MoH Department Directors and officers, hospital directors, doctors, pharmacists and many other representatives of health and agriculture sector of Mongolia as well as the staff of WHO in Mongolia have signed yesterday a Pledge to Use Antibiotics Responsibly at the opening of the World Antibiotics Awareness Week (WAAW) to be marked from 14-20 November. The slogan of this year’s WAAW is “Think Twice” before prescribing antibiotics.
Ulaanbaatar, 24 October 2016 - A whole of society collaboration with detailed tasks attributed to Mongolia’s central and local parliaments and governments, civil society organizations, households and individuals was emphasized in the Recommendations adopted by the two-days long International Conference “Tackling Infectious Diseases: Information for Action” that completed its work in Ulaanbaatar on 21 October.
- Leaving No One Behind in Planning Local Health Care Strategies
- Ulaanbaatar and Umnugobi residents benefited from early health screenings
- Pledges to use antibiotics responsibly are signed during the WAAW2016
- Tackling infectious diseases is responsibility of the whole of Government and whole of society
- “Diagnosis at the Doorstep” video on introducing mobile health technologies for early health screenings in remote Mongolia and low income communities in the capital city
- WHO Representative in Mongolia, Dr Soe Nyunt U, spoke to Bloomberg on viral hepatitis burden, prevention and treatment
- WHO Representative in Mongolia, Dr Soe Nyunt U, answered questions on prevalence of TB, STIs and hepatitis and stressed an importance of health system strengthening in the popular DeFacto talk show
- Pinch of salt
- Saving women’s lives in Mongolia through cancer screening
- Hepatitis: a crisis in Mongolia
- Control over Polio
Recent highlights in Mongolia
03 March 2017
The results of the first pulmonary infectious form of tuberculosis (TB) prevalence study made in Mongolia from 2013-2015 were introduced today to the health sector managers. The study conducted among 50300 urban and rural residents across 15 aimags and 8 districts of Ulaanbaatar, revealed that prevalence of pulmonary smear positive TB (cases with TB bacilli detected with sputum smear microscopy) is three times higher than the annual rate of notified TB.
23 February 2017
The final hand-over of the last batch of 140.000 USD worth mobile health technology equipment for early detection of communicable and non-communicable diseases in remote and disadvantaged populations of Umnugobi aimag (UG) and Songino-Khairkhan (Skh) district of Ulaanbaatar took place today at the Ministry of Health. Two sets of GeneXpert rapid TB testing equipment were transferred to the heads of Health Departments of the two pilot sites by the Vice-Minister of Heath, L.Byambasuren, and WHO Representative, Dr Soe Nyunt U.
7 February 2017
Mongolia conducted self-assessment of IHR implementation, identified gaps and set up priority action areas
A self-assessment of Mongolia's implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR) was conducted on1-2 February in Ulaanbaatar. Sixty professionals from human and animal health sectors, national disaster prevention and health emergency response organizations, professional inspection, border control and representatives from WHO and other international and development organizations were present during the review exercise.
7 November 2016
The Vice-Minister of Health, L.Byambasuren, and the Head of the National Statistics Office, Ariunzaya, have signed today an agreement on jointly conducting a Nationwide Measles-Rubella Serosurvey Study to identify pockets of un-immunized populations to prevent measles and rubella outbreaks. A 375 thousand USD worth Serosurvey Study to be conducted among 4000 randomly selected people from 6 months to 35 years of age all over the country is fully supported by WHO. WHO has been providing technical expertise throughout the outbreak of measles that was declared in March 2015. Several mission teams from WHO and the U.S. CDC, Atlanta, came to Mongolia to evaluate the situation and give recommendations.
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.
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