Bhutan Health Trust Fund helps in financing the purchase of essential drugs and vaccines for the wellbeing of all Bhutanese citizens. The funding by BHTF for the essential drugs and vaccines began in the 2014-15 FY. BHTF currently funds mainly the following three health agencies:
Due to the high burden of disease, rubella was viewed as an urgent public health problem in 2004. The rubella campaign was carried out between 16 and 26 March 2006 and involved a total of 1,495 immunization posts. It was jointly financed by BHTF, WHO and UNICEF. The total coverage over the years has been close to 98%.
Impact of the Measles and Rubella (MR) Campaign:...
This vaccine was introduced in 1996 with the vaccine being given to children under 1 year. The immunization coverage during its introduction stood at 90% and gradually increased over the years.
This vaccine was introduced in September 2009 with BHTF co-financing it with The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI). As of 2018, immunization coverage stands at around 97%.