World Health Day 2015: Food safety

Photo Credit: Amal Ranawaka
Children who participated for the Art competition

WCO Sri Lanka launched its WHD Celebrations with an Art competition for Children on the theme “From farm to plate”

Sri Lanka launches National assessment report on Implementation of GSPA-PHI

Ceremonial lunching of GSPA-PHI Report

The Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine of Sri Lanka, in collaboration with WHO Country Office for Sri Lanka, launched the National Assessment Report on Implementation of Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation, and Intellectual Property on 13th Friday 2015 at the Hotel Kingsbury, Colombo.

GAVI Graduation Assessment, Sri Lanka, 23 - 27 February 2015

Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lanka
GAVI Team in Discussion with DG and WHO Representative

Since 2002, Sri Lanka has received several kinds of support from GAVI including new vaccine support for introduction of Hepatitis B and Pentavalent vaccines, introduction of AD syringes to ensure injection safety, and HSS support. Currently the only remaining support from GAVI is for pentavalent vaccine under a co-financing mechanism which too will end by December 2015 as the country graduates from GAVI support. The graduation criterion is decided by the level of GNI per capita.

How to protect yourself from seasonal flu

WHO/Tom Pietrasik

The influenza A/H1N1 virus is among the four influenza viruses that normally circulate seasonally worldwide.

Although most people who get influenza every year have a relatively mild illness, it can cause severe illness and death every year.

Globally WHO recommends influenza vaccination as the most effective way to prevent infection.


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International Congress of the Asian Society Against Dementia - 14-16 November 2014

Sri Lanka Association of Geriatric Medicine – Academic Sessions - 12 & 13 November 2014

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