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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.

  • School Screening Clinic - Ira Handa Ketuwawewa Maha Vidyalaya, Elahera MOH area of Polonnaruwa District

     

    A school screening clinic for the students in grade 8 and 9 was conducted at the Ira Handa Ketuwawewa Maha Vidyalaya belonging to Elahera Medical Officer of Health area in the Polonnaruwa District on the 17th December, 2020. The school students were screened for skin conditions including for leprosy. The screening was conducted with the support of the staff of the Regional Epidemiology Unit, the Supervisory Public Health Inspector, Public Health Inspector for Leprosy, Range Public Health Inspector, Public Health Midwife along with the FAIRMED Project Officer in the Polonnaruwa District. 

  • Ring Survey - Thennekumbura village, Opanayaka MOH area, Ratnapura.

     

    A ring survey was conducted in the Thennekumbura village belonging to the Opanayaka Medical Officer of Health area of ​Ratnapura District on the 17th February 2021. All the participants were screened and made aware of skin diseases including Leprosy during this survey. Those in need of further care were referred to ​the clinic at Community hall in Thennekumbura which was held ​in the evening on the same day. The survey was conducted by ​the Medical Officer and Additional Medical Officer of Health - Opanayaka, ​Medical Officer of the Hunuwala Primary Hospital, the Supervisory Public Health Inspector, the Range Public Health Inspector, the Public Health Inspector for Leprosy, two Nursing Officers of Hunuwala Primary Hospital with the support of the Ratnapura District Project Officer of FAIRMED Foundation.

  • Awareness Programme at Siripura Pradeshiya Sabhawa, Polonnaruwa.

     

    An awareness programme on leprosy was conducted on the 16th of December, 2020 at the auditorium of Pradeshiya Sabha in Siripura Medical Officer of Health area 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. 

  • Ring Survey - Samanpura village, Kalawana MOH area, Ratnapura

     

    A ring survey was conducted in the Samanpura village belonging to the Kalawana Medical Officer of Health area of ​Ratnapura District on the 16th February 2021. All the participants were screened and made aware of skin diseases including Leprosy during this survey. Those in need of further care were referred to ​the clinic at Thedikanda Temple in Samanpura which was held ​in the evening on the same day. The survey was conducted by ​the Medical Officer of Health - Kalawana, Medical Officer of the Kalawana Base Hospital, the Supervisory Public Health Inspector, the Public Health Inspector for Leprosy, two Nursing Officers of Kalawana Base Hospital with the support of the Ratnapura District Project Officer of FAIRMED Foundation.

  • Special Screening Clinic at Pradeshiya Sabhawa, Siripura, Polonnaruwa

     

    A special screening clinic for the staff members of ​the Pradeshiya Sabha was conducted on the 16th of December 2020 at the auditorium of ​the Siripura Medical Officer of Health area in the Polonnaruwa District. All the participants were screened for leprosy and various skin diseases and medicine prescribed accordingly. The screening clinic was conducted with the support of the Medical Officer and staff of the mobile clinic, 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.