How to protect yourself from seasonal flu
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.
Sri Lanka received several kinds of support from GAVI since 2002 (new vaccines support for introduction of Hepatitis B and Pentavalent vaccines, introduction of AD syringes to ensure injection safety, and HSS support). Currently the only remaining financial support from GAVI is for Pentavalent vaccine under a co-financing mechanism which will also end by end of 2015 as the country graduates from GAVI support. The graduation criterion is decided by the level of GNI per capita.
On the 29th of October 2014, a major landslide occurred in Koslanda in the district of Badulla resulting in deaths and displacement of a plantation community. There were about 830 people who initially transferred to two evacuation centres in Koslanda Tamil School and Punagala Tamil School. Later they were moved to a safer location in Punagala.
9 January 2015 Situation: Heavy rainfall that continued over a week which started from 19 December has caused flash floods in 22 districts in 9 provinces (Sabaragamuwa, Uva, Eastern, Southern, Western, Central, North-Central, Northern and North-Western) in Sri Lanka. By 31 December 2014, 1 124 661 individuals from 312 726 families were affected. There were 6 429 fully damaged houses and 18 560 partially damaged houses. Around 61 078 individuals had to stay in 661 evacuation centers in affected areas. The number of deaths from the floods was 39. Nineteen 19 deaths occurred in Badulla district of Uva province while there were 2 persons missing due to the disaster situation.
- Hon. Minister’s Maiden Visit to WCO Sri Lanka Office
- New SEARO Regional Director appointed
- Advocacy meeting for CEOs of the plantation sector companies in Sri Lanka [pdf 272kb]
- Commonwealth Youth Forum [pdf 354kb]
- National Poison Prevention Week [pdf 1.20Mb]
- WHO Sri Lanka Assists in Health Response to Philippines Disaster
Country Cooperation Strategy
CKDu Literature Repository
NCDs in a lower-middle-income country
Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak
Emergency and Humanitarian Action
WHO Sri Lanka Health Repository
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