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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.
Agreement with the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA)
Since the year 2013, FAIRMED FOUNDATION in collaboration with Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) has provided research grants on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) with the objective of encouraging Sri Lankan medical personnel to undertake operational research with regard to local Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) whilst prioritizing Leprosy and Leishmaniasis. The research grants are provided via the agreement signed between FAIRMED FOUNDATION and the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA). On the 1st May 2018 FAIRMED FOUNDATION has renewed the agreement signed with the SLMA with few modifications to the agreement. According to the new agreement both Sri Lankan medical and non-medical individuals can apply for research grants through the SLMA.
Leprosy Day 2018
In order to commemorate the Leprosy Day 2018, different activities has been organized by the districts assisted by FAIRMED FOUNDATION.
In Polonnaruwa district, under the theme of "A Leprosy-Free Sri Lanka," a programme was organized at the Auditorium of Polonnaruwa General Hospital on the 30th January 2018. The event consisted of an Inter-school Quiz on Leprosy between Royal Central College and Thopawewa College of Polonnaruwa, an entertaining stage drama on Leprosy and an awareness session on Leprosy.
A School Awareness programme was organized for students, parents and staff of Narada Maha Vidyalaya-Parakaduwa on the 1st February 2018 by Ratnapura district health authorities. This was followed by a Media Conference at the Sabaragamuwa Management Development & Training Center.
Overseas training for 5 Physiotherapy Tutors
An overseas training programme on Leprosy was provided for a batch of 5 Physiotherapy Tutors from the School of Physiotherapy. The training programme was held from the 17th-28th October 2016 and was conducted at the Training Unit, The Leprosy Mission Hospital, Naini, India.
Overseas training for 15 Public Health Inspectors
An overseas training programme on Leprosy control was provided for a batch of 15 PHIs, 3 each from the 5 programme districts. The training programme was held from the 6th – 17th June 2016 and was conducted at the Training Unit, The Leprosy Mission Hospital, Naini, India.
Leprosy day 2016
FAIRMED FOUNDATION Organized an Art Competition in collaboration with the FAIRMED assisted five districts to mark the "The World Leprosy Day" which fell on the 31st of January 2016. Cash prizes for the 1st,2nd & 3rd places and 10 consolation prizes were awarded to the winners.