National Summit on Tobacco: Towards a Tobacco Free Sri Lanka: Eliminating Tobacco as a Public Health Problem
Commitments and actions at the highest level was seen as HE President Honourable Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated the National Summit on Tobacco: Towards a Tobacco Free Sri Lanka. The august presence of Honourable Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne, Dr Nimal Siripala, Leader of Opposition in parliament was a testimony of the support Tobacco control receives in Sri Lanka. Regional Director Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh’s message on this occasion was delivered by Dr Arvind Mathur; Ag WHO Representative to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Fact Sheet on Global Youth Tobacco Survey was handed over by Dr Dhirendra Sinha, Regional Advisor to HE President as he released the same.
WHO sending in more medical supplies and assisting the arrival of foreign medical team support for earthquake-ravaged Nepal
WHO is surging additional medical supplies and health workers into the earthquake-affected region of Nepal to help the Government of Nepal provide rapid medical assistance to the thousands who have been injured in Saturday’s disaster. A surge team comprising of an emergency operation commander, two epidemiologists and two logisticians have been deployed to strengthen WHO support.
World Health Day Celebrations on 7th April 2015
World Health Day Celebrations on 7th April 2015 took place at the Rupavahini open air Rajatha auditorium amidst an august gathering. His Worship the Mayor of Colombo, Director General of Health Services, Representative of WHO to Sri Lanka, Chairman of the Rupavahini Corporation and the Chief Medical Officer of Health of the Colombo Municipal Council were among those present. The programme started with the canteen of the Rupavahini Corporation being declared as a “Registered Canteen” by the Public Health Department of the Colombo Municipal Council by His Lordship, the Mayor of Colombo, Mr A J M Muzzammil. .
WCO Sri Lanka kick started WHO Day 2015 activities with an in-house “Art Competition”
The WHO Country Office Sri Lanka kick started the World Health Day activities with the Art Competition on the theme of the day for children of staff members.
- National Summit on Tobacco: Towards a Tobacco Free Sri Lanka: Eliminating Tobacco as a Public Health Problem
- WHO sending in more medical supplies and assisting the arrival of foreign medical team support for earthquake-ravaged Nepal
- World Health Day Celebrations on 7th April 2015
- WCO Sri Lanka kick started WHO Day 2015 activities with an in-house “Art Competition”
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