Girls above 10 years to be vaccinated against HPV

Girls above 10 years to be vaccinated against HPV

All Sri Lankan girls aged above 10 will be vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Health Ministry spokesman said. According to the spokesman, the vaccine will be included in the National Immunization Programme from July 3 this year and it will be injected to all school girls…

More must be done to curb drug abuse in Sri Lanka: Premier

More must be done to curb drug abuse in Sri Lanka: Premier

Sri Lanka has become an international narcotics hub and more must be done to curb drugs abuse in the country, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said at a ceremony to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking at the BMICH, Colombo yesterday. “Drug usage has increased in…

800,000 Sri Lankans suffering from depression: WHO

800,000 Sri Lankans suffering from depression: WHO

World Health Organization office said that there are approximately 800, 000 people suffering from depression in Sri Lanka. Sources say that media can play a key role towards increasing the understanding of depression among the general public, which can help reduce the stigma and lead more people to seek…

Sri Lanka’s deadly floods could worsen dengue crisis: NGO

Sri Lanka’s deadly floods could worsen dengue crisis: NGO

An International non-governmental organization that promotes Children’s rights warned on Sunday that the devastating floods in Sri Lanka…

Asthma kills 1, 500 annually, 2 million infected

Asthma kills 1, 500 annually, 2 million infected

Two million people in Sri Lanka suffer from Asthma and annually 1500 of them die from the same.…

USAID launches water project in disaster, CKD prone areas

USAID launches water project in disaster, CKD prone areas

 The United States government joined the Sri Lankan government to launch an approximately 150 million rupees ($1 million)…

National policy on dengue prevention handed over to minister

National policy on dengue prevention handed over to minister

The National Policy on Dengue Prevention was handed over to the Minister of Health, Nutrition, and Indigenous Medicine…

Chinese medical team completes 503 cataract surgeries in Sri Lanka

Chinese medical team completes 503 cataract surgeries in Sri Lanka

A visiting Chinese medical team has successfully completed 503 cataract surgeries in Sri Lanka’s Kalutara General Hospital in…

Special award to President from ISN

Special award to President from ISN

International Society of Nephrologists (ISN) Secretary General Prof: Adeera Levin is seen presenting a special award to President…

Sri Lanka’s luxury ayurveda to expand to China, Europe, Australia

Sri Lanka’s luxury ayurveda to expand to China, Europe, Australia

Sri Lanka’s Luxury Ayurveda, Spa Ceylon, said on Thursday that it was planning to enter new international markets…

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