What we do

BHTF fulfils the Royal Charter mandate to sustain primary health care in Bhutan by financing procurement of core supplies, such as; vaccines, essential medicines, syringes and needles. 

Objectives

To promote the quality of life of people through provision of primary health care services

To help sustain primary health care through the assurance of continued and uninterrupted supply of critical vaccines and essential drugs

To eliminate financing uncertainties for priority health care services out of income generated from investment of the Fund.

Mission

To help provide basic health care services to the people.

Vision

To attain sustainability in the Primary Health Care delivery system.

Concept

The Fund envisages an investment to generate sufficient returns to meet all annual expenditure on essential drugs and vaccines and help eliminate financing uncertainties for purchase of these crucial components and other related drugs/equipment.

Capitalization

Capitalization of the Fund is done through contributions from donor countries, organizations of private and public status, financial institutions and individuals. It is based on the principle of one-to-one partnership. Any donor contribution to the Fund is matched by the Royal Government of Bhutan on a one-to-one basis. This principle amply demonstrates the firm commitment of the Royal Government for the development and success of the Fund to sustain Primary Health Care.

Target

The initial target Fund of  US$ 24.00 million was achieved in the year 2010-2011 but dollar fluctuation rates in the subsequent years brought down the fund  capital. However the fund target was later acheived in 2016-2017.

The current target of fund is to mobilize Nu. 3 billion and currently the fund as of June 30th, 2020, stands at  Nu. 3.084 billion.