Leaving No One Behind in Planning Local Health Care Strategies

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.

Ulaanbaatar and Umnugobi residents benefited from early health screenings

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.

Pledges to use antibiotics responsibly are signed during the WAAW2016

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.

Tackling infectious diseases is responsibility of the whole of Government and whole of society

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.

Recent highlights in Mongolia

  • 03 March 2017

    Study on pulmonary tuberculosis reveals need for expansion of health services to high risk groups

    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

    GeneXpert sets handed-over to the Umnugobi aimag and Songino-Khairkhan district

    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.

  • 22 February 2017

    Top health sector managers are encouraged to work with responsibility and initiative

    An Annual Conference of Health Managers entitled “The Year of Public Health Promotion-2017” was organised in Ulaanbaatar on 21 and 22 February. The Departments of Health directors from all aimags and districts of Ulaanbaatar, heads of specialised hospitals and centres, and the heads of the Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Centres have discussed the sector’s performance in 2016 and goals and plans for 2017.

  • 18 February 2017

    Tobacco and alcohol taxes to gradually increase from 2018 to 2020

    Tobacco and alcohol taxes are to increase by 10% in 2018, 5% in 2019 and 5% in 2020. This is one of eight fiscal policy actions to be undertaken by the Government of Mongolia (GoM) under the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Extended Fund Facility (EFF) programme the GoM and IMF have negotiated from 1-19 February as the working group level agreement.

  • 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.

  • 02 February 2017

    KOFIH will continue financing mobile health technologies for early health screening

    A business meeting with the overseas Ambassadors to Mongolia took place in Ulaanbaatar to discuss the introduction and usage of mobile health technologies for early health screening and diagnosis especially for remote, migrant and disadvantaged populations. The Ministry of Health, WHO and Czech Embassy jointly organised 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 300 thousand USD from the Korean Foundation for International Health Care and the NGO, Community Chest of Korea.

  • 18 January 2017

    The State Policy on Health mainstreaming universal health care is endorsed by the Government

    The Mongolian Government has endorsed today the State Policy on Health 2017-2026, a visionary policy document setting the framework for the development of Mongolia’s health sector for the next ten years. The policy document was developed by the core team of public health professionals from the Ministry of Health and its agencies and in consultation with the MPs and the members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Policy, Education, Culture and Sciences, and other sectoral Ministries as well as civil society and international organisations.

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