Aamir Khan in Bhutan for UNICEF campaign on child nutrition

The actor visited Drukgyel Basic Health Unit.

Published: 19th October 2016 11:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th October 2016 11:06 AM   |  A+A-


Bollywood actor Aamir Khan at the launch of 'Fertiltree' International Fertility Centre by Jaslok hospital in Mumbai. | PTI


BHUTAN: Bollywood star Aamir Khan today visited Bhutan in his role as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to support the organisation's campaign for child nutrition that seeks to end stunting among children across South Asia. 

Khan met with Rudolf Schwenk, UNICEF Bhutan Country Representative, on his visit here and learnt about how UNICEF is working to address stunting across Bhutan.

"Today, I heard many remarkable stories about how young mothers have been able to deliver healthy babies despite complications and challenges. This says a lot about the importance of having an efficient health care system with trained health workers in place, which ultimately plays a crucial role in saving many children's lives," Khan said in a video release on the UNICEF South Asia Facebook page. 

"I have heard so many good things about the progress Bhutan has been making but there's always scope for improvement and we are concerned about reaching every last child," he said. 

The actor visited Drukgyel Basic Health Unit which was established in 1998 in Paro where he interacted with young Bhutanese mothers and their children. 

The unit provides public health services such as antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, immunisation and cervical cancer screening. The reproductive health and vaccination programmes are also supported by UNICEF.

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