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Neglected tropical diseases
occur in poor countries. Although they are easily curable, one in five of the world's population is a victim.
People with disabilities
are severely disadvantaged in poor countries. Their chances of a normal life are slim.
are cut off from the rest of the world. Hospitals are difficult to reach, there is no access to doctors, the hygiene is inadequate.
Ring Survey - Hingurakgoda MOH area, Polonnaruwa
A House to House survey was conducted on the 20th of May 2020 in the Hingurakgoda MOH area belonging to the Polonnaruwa district. It was conducted in the Yatiyalpathana village in Kaudulla where 67 persons from 32 families were made aware and screened for skin diseases. The progamme was coordinated by the Regional Epidemiology Unit along with the leprosy Public Health Inspector in the district, Supervisory and Range Public Health Inspectors of the MOH area. Approximately 67 persons from 32 families were screened and made aware on skin disease including leprosy.
Ring Survey - Thamankaduwa, Polonnaruwa
A House to House Ring Survey was conducted in the 5th Lane area of the Thamankaduwa MOH area in the Polonnaruwa District on May 15th 2020. Approximately 65 persons from 29 families were screened during this activity.
The programme was coordinated by the Regional Epidemiology Unit of the Polonnaruwa District together with the Public Health Inspectors (PHI) of the District. All the participants were made aware about skin diseases including Leprosy and specially on COVID-19 during the programme.
Corona Virus (COVID - 19) Responses
FAIRMED Sri Lanka donated surgical masks to the Ratnapura district front-line health workers to support them in the fight against the COVID-19.
COVID – 19 - Updates
In supporting the national response to manage the current pandemic situation in the country, FAIRMED Sri Lanka donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as goggles to the newly established COVID management center in Iranawila, Puttalam.
World Leprosy Day 2020 - Special Programme Polonnaruwa
To commemorate the World Leprosy Day 2020, the Polonnaruwa District conducted a Special Programme at the Main Auditorium of the RDHS Office. The programme was conducted to assure the qualitative factors affecting the Persons Affected with Leprosy.
This programme was initiated by the RDHS, Polonnaruwa and was attended by the Director of the Anti-Leprosy Campaign and the Consultant Community Physician.