Policy - Multi-sectoral Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases in Bhutan

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Published by:
Royal Government of Bhutan
Published year:
Is the policy document adopted?:
Adopted year:
July 2015
Adopted by:
80th Lhengye Zhungtshog session
Type of policy:
NCD policy, strategy or plan with healthy diet components


Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 
Target areas  - 2020 - 2025
Relative reduction in risk of premature mortality from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, or chronic respiratory diseases - ..... - 25%
Relative reduction in mean population intake of salt/sodium - 15% - 30%
Relative reduction in prevalence of raised blood pressure - 10% - 25%
Halt the rise in obesity and diabetes - ..... - 0 % rise
Legislation Details
Annexure 1: Indicator Lists (Tentative)
Fruits, vegetables and salt consumption:
7. Age-standardized prevalence of persons (aged 18+ years) consuming less than five total servings (400 grams) of fruits and vegetables.
8. Age-standardized mean population intake of salt (sodium chloride) per day in grams in persons aged 18+ years.
Metabolic :
11. Age-standardized prevalence of raised blood glucose/diabetes among persons aged 18+ years (fasting plasma glucose value ≥7.0 mmol/L (126 mg/dl) or on medication for diabetes
12. Age-standardized prevalence of raised blood pressure among persons aged 18+ years (defined as systolic blood pressure ≥140 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure ≥90 mmHg); and mean systolic blood pressure.
13. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in adolescents (defined according to the WHO growth reference for school-aged children and adolescents, overweight – one standard deviation body mass index for age and sex, and obese – 2 SD BMI for age and sex).
14. Age-standardized prevalence of overweight and obesity in persons aged 18+ years (defined as body mass index ≥25 kg/m2 for overweight and body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m2 for obesity).
15. Age-standardized prevalence of raised total cholesterol among persons aged 18+ years (defined as total cholesterol ≥5.0 mmol/L or 190 mg/dl); and mean total cholesterol.
System response
21. National policies that virtually eliminate partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (PHVO) in the food supply and replace with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA).

WHO 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017

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