Locally produced anti-venom vaccines by year-end

Locally produced anti-venom vaccines by year-end

Locally produced anti-venom (vaccines) for snake bites for five varieties of snakes will be available by the end of this year, Acting Director General of Health Services Dr. J.M.W. Jayasundara Bandara said. Addressing a press conference at the Health Education Bureau in Colombo he said that at the…

President launches ‘Suraksha Insurance Scheme’ for children

President launches ‘Suraksha Insurance Scheme’ for children

“Current government is following the United Nations and international charters, agreements and statements on children while fulfilling a comprehensive task beyond that for the children of the nation”, says President Maithripala Sirisena.   The President was speaking at the ceremony to launch ‘Suraksha Insurance Scheme’, introduced for the…

UK gifts 15 million pounds to minimize use of tobacco

UK gifts 15 million pounds to minimize use of tobacco

The UK has given 15 million pounds to Sri Lanka in support of the program to minimize the use of tobacco.   According to the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratna, the WHO has started programs to control the use of tobacco. President Sirisena…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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