WCO Sri Lanka conducts a Staff Development & Learning (SDL) on Universal Health Coverage

WCO Sri Lanka conducted a Staff Development and Learning activity on Universal Health Coverage on the 8th of March 2018. The activity aimed to create awareness among the staff on the concepts and principles of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as well as promote good appreciation of WHO’s work in achieving “Health for All, everyone, everywhere”.

The SDL Committee facilitated a series of fun and interactive activities with the staff, starting with a short film/case study on NCD which showed the story of a stroke patient who has a history of untreated hypertension and unhealthy lifestyle. The group activity was focused on problem analysis and recommendations to fulfill the unmet health needs of the patient and the family, the required health services and the actions that can be taken by the patient, family and the community to improve their own health and wellbeing.

The group activity was followed by a lecture discussion on UHC, highlighting the key messages which can be shared by WHO staff as advocates of UHC. Representative from each category of work was requested to identify key contributions to achieving UHC in Sri Lanka and write the pledge in the “UHC Wall of Commitment.”

A feedback on the effectiveness of the session was conducted using KAHOOT software, which showed that the session had successfully achieved its objectives. At the end of the session, the SDL team surprised the ladies with a red rose to mark the International Women’s Day.

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