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WHO declares Sri Lanka ‘measles-free’ nation

WHO declares Sri Lanka ‘measles-free’ nation

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday declared that measles disease has been eradicated in the island nation of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s achievement comes at a time when measles cases are increasing globally, said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO regional director. “The country’s success demonstrates its commitment, and…

PTFD to conduct drug prevention in schools

PTFD to conduct drug prevention in schools

The Presidential Task Force on Drug Prevention will conduct a drug prevention week in schools countrywide aiming to do away with the drug menace. Director of the PTFDP Dr. Samantha Kumara Kithalawaarachchi addressing media today at the President’s Secretariat said that the drug prevention week will be conducted…

Suwa Seriya Service expands into Central Province today

Suwa Seriya Service expands into Central Province today

The free pre hospital care ambulance services will continue, with the launch of the service in the Central Province today. Starting today, the 1990 Suwa Seriya pre hospital care ambulance services will be launched in the Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Matale districts of the Central Province.New 4×4 ambulance…

ADB funds to help Sri Lanka tackle surge in ‘lifestyle’ diseases

ADB funds to help Sri Lanka tackle surge in ‘lifestyle’ diseases

Sri Lanka has seen a decline in polio, malaria and filariasis in the past two decades but there…

US $200 mn from WB to control NCDs, primary health care

US $200 mn from WB to control NCDs, primary health care

The World Bank has offered US $200 million to Sri Lanka to control Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and…

Vision Care & Luxottica showcase their new eyewear collection

Vision Care & Luxottica showcase their new eyewear collection

  Vision Care Optical Services (Pvt) Ltd showcased  their new eyewear collection at their newly opened showroom at 505 Union…

World Bank commits US$ 200 million to elevate Sri Lanka’s public health services

World Bank commits US$ 200 million to elevate Sri Lanka’s public health services

The World Bank has committed US$ 200 million to upgrade the standards of performance of Sri Lanka’s public…

WHO declares Sri Lanka rubella-free

WHO declares Sri Lanka rubella-free

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Sri Lanka as a Rubella-free-country, the Health Ministry said.Health Ministry’s Media…

US$ 60 million for Health System Enhancement

US$ 60 million for Health System Enhancement

A proposal has been made to implement a project with an investment of US$ 60 million for the…

Indian healthcare firm expands into Sri Lanka with ADB funds

Indian healthcare firm expands into Sri Lanka with ADB funds

Asian Development Bank (ADB) will invest 10 million US dollars in India’s DCDC Healthcare Services Private Limited (DCDCPL)…

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