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Neglected Tropical Diseases

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

People with Disabilities

are severely disadvantaged in poor countries. Their chances of a normal life are slim.

Marginalized communities

Marginalized communities

are cut off from the rest of the world. Hospitals are difficult to reach, there is no access to doctors, the hygiene is inadequate.

  • Public Awareness- Embilipitiya

     

     An awareness programme on leprosy was conducted for the office staff on the 12th of October, 2021 at the ​Embilipitiya MOH Office in the Ratnapura district. ​The programme was conducted with the support of the Medical Officer of Health, Additional Medical Officer of Health, the SPHI and PHI- Leprosy along with the FAIRMED Project Officer and other PHIs from the Ratnapura area.

  • 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.

     

  • Special Screening Clinic - Khaleefa Rice Mills

     

    A special screening clinic for the staff of Khaleefa Rice Mills was conducted on the 16th of August 2021 at the Rice Mill premises in Minneriya. All the participants were screened for leprosy and various skin diseases after which medicine was prescribed accordingly. The screening clinic was conducted by the Regional Epidemiologist with the support of the Medical Officer of the Mobile Clinic, the staff of the Regional Epidemiology unit and the FAIRMED Project Officer in the Polonnaruwa District. 

  • Special Screening Clinic - Civil Security Force camp - Ridhipokuna

     

    A special screening clinic for the Officers of the Civil Security Force was conducted on the 03rd of August 2021 at the Civil Security Force camp in Ridhipokuna in Polonnaruwa. All the participants were screened for leprosy and various skin diseases after which medicine was prescribed accordingly. The screening clinic was conducted by the Regional Epidemiologist with the support of the Medical Officer of the Mobile Clinic, the staff of the Regional Epidemiology unit and the FAIRMED Project Officer in the Polonnaruwa District.  

  • Special Screening Clinic -LG FARM

     

    A special screening clinic for the employees of the LG Farm located in the Welikanda MOH area of the Polonnaruwa district was conducted on the 20th of July 2021 at the Farm premises. All the participants were screened for leprosy and other skin diseases, after which medicine was prescribed accordingly. The screening clinic was conducted ​by the Regional Epidemiologist with the support of the staff of the Regional Epidemiology unit and the FAIRMED Project Officer in the Polonnaruwa District.