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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.
Billboards - Polonnaruwa
To increase community awareness on leprosy, billboards were placed in 14 strategic places in the District of Polonnaruwa under the leadership of the Regional Director of Health Services. This activity was conducted under the guidance of the former Regional Epidemiologist, Dr. U.S.C. Senevirathne with the support of the Public Health Inspector - Leprosy and the FAIRMED Project Officer.
Training for Guiders working with Special Needs Children in Rathnapura District
A training was conducted for the Guiders working with Special Needs Children in Rathnapura District on the 15th of December 2020 at the Sri Lanka Girl Guide Headquarters. The programme was coordinated by the Branch for the Differently abled Guides with the support of FAIRMED and funded by the Direct Aid programme of the Australian High Commission.
Awareness Programme – Thamankaduwa Pradeshiya Sabawa, Polonnaruwa
An awareness programme on leprosy was conducted on the 2nd of December, 2020 at the auditorium of the Thamankaduwa Pradeshiya Sabha in Polonnaruwa district for their staff members. The programme was conducted with the support of the staff of the Regional Epidemiology Unit, Public Health Inspector for Leprosy, Range Public Health Inspector along with the FAIRMED Project Officer in the Polonnaruwa District.
CBR Caregiver Trainings - 24th & 25th November 2020
As part of the community-based rehabilitation project, a series of training programmes for the caregivers of the persons with disabilities were conducted from 24th to 25th November 2020 at the auditoriums of the MOH offices of Hingurakgoda, Thamankaduwa and Lankapura in the Polonnaruwa District. The programmes were conducted by Dr Ajith Kithsiri with the support of the Public Health Inspector for Leprosy and the FAIRMED Project Officer in the Polonnaruwa District. These programmes were supported by the World Health Organization, Sri Lanka.
Train CBOs - Munisirigama, Lankapura MOH area in the Polonnaruwa.
As part of the community-based rehabilitation project, an awareness programme was conducted for members of selected community based organisations (CBOs) in the Munisirigama of Lankapura Medical Officer of Health area in the Polonnaruwa District. The programme was conducted by the Public Health Inspector for Leprosy. The CBO members were made aware of the situation of persons with disabilities living in the district and island wide and the services to be rendered by them, in the hope of enabling them to follow up and monitor persons with disabilities in their area. This programme was supported by the World Health Organization, Sri Lanka with the participation of the Acting Regional Epidemiologist and FAIRMED Project Officer for Polonnaruwa District.