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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 - Damanewewa Village
A ring survey was conducted in the Paalugasdamana village of the Thamankaduwa Medical Officer of Health area of Polonnaruwa District on the 6th of October 2021. All the participants were screened and made aware of skin diseases including Leprosy during this survey. The survey was conducted with the support of the Staff of the Regional Epidemiology Unit, by PHI Leprosy, Range PHI and other Public Health Inspectors and the Project Officer (Polonnaruwa) of FAIRMED Foundation.
Awareness Programme - Stafford International School
An awareness programme on leprosy was conducted for the teachers of Stafford International School belonging to the D3 MOH office of Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) on the 17th of November 2021. The programme was conducted by the Public Health Inspector for Leprosy of the CMC along with the FAIRMED Project Officer in the CMC.
Awareness Programme - Pest Control Office
An awareness programme on leprosy was conducted on the 16th of November 2021 for the office staff of the Pest Control Office in the D3 MOH area of the CMC. The programme was conducted with the support of the PHI- Leprosy CMC along with the FAIRMED Project Officer in the CMC.
Communtiy Survey at Kurulubedda village, Welikanda MOH area, Polonnaruwa.
A community survey was conducted in the Kurulubedda village belonging to the Welikanda Medical Officer of Health area of Polonnaruwa District on the 7th December 2020. All the participants were screened and made aware of skin diseases including Leprosy during this survey. Those in need of further examination were referred to the clinic at Kurulubedda Temple on December 08, 2020. Those identified as in need of treatment were referred to the dermatology clinic of the Polonnaruwa General Hospital. The survey was conducted by the staff of the Regional Epidemiology Unit, the Supervisory Public Health Inspector of the District, Public Health Inspector for Leprosy and the Supervisory Public Health Inspectors, Range Public Health Inspectors and Public Health Mid Wives belonging to the Lankapura, Elahera, Siripura, Tamankaduwa, Aralaganwila, Welikanda and Medirigiriya Medical Officer of Health areas with the support of the Polonnaruwa District Project Officer of FAIRMED Foundation.
Awareness of the school children through Wall Art - Kaudulla Maha Vidyalaya, Polonnaruwa District.
Wall arts are an important method of creating awareness among the community especially among the school children. To achieve this objective, a wall art was created at Kaudulla Maha Vidyalaya in the Hingurakgoda Medical Officer of Health area in Polonnaruwa. The artwork was a creation by W.G. Pramudika Nikini Bandara, a student of the school who competed in the senior section of the art competition held to commemorate World Leprosy Day in 2019. This was coordinated by the Polonnaruwa District Project Officer of FAIRMED Foundation.