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Sonam Ugen

Head of Community Health Department at Jigme Dorji National Referral Hospital


Dr. Sonam Ugen has served the Royal Government of Bhutan in several capacities both at the district Health and the National level. She has also volunteered her services to help marginalized women in the Bhutanese society. She currently Heads the Community Health Department at the National Referral Hospital. Women, children and adolescents are at the core of what this department does.

She is highly committed to the improve the health and well being of women and children she serves. She believes that good team work and a passion for learning can take you very far. She says her greatest strength comes from her team “learning from and with each other”. Dr. Sonam and her team are always on the look out to do things differently and better.

Her educational background includes a MBBS degree from Sir Sallimullah Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Masters in International Public Health from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Diploma in STD/AIDs from the Prince of Songkhla University, Hat yai Thailand.