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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.

  • Project VAIHARAI

     

    FAIRMED initiated the ‘VAIHARI’ project in June 2022 under an agreement signed with the Chief Secretary of the Northern Province. The First Phase of the project will continue until the end of 2026 and the project is being implemented in the Districts of Jaffna and Kilinochchi currently.

     

    With a goal to improve health and well-being, involving everyone in the targeted communities of the Northern province, the VAIHARAI project takes a two-pronged approach where activities are implemented with the support of the Health and the Non-health sectors.

     

    Through this collaboration, the main aim is to strengthen the local health system for the prevention and control of NTDs as well as enhance the quality of services for NTDs and the targeted vulnerable communities through intersectoral collaborations and partnerships.

     

    Under this project a new component was added to provide Psychosocial Support for the internally displaced persons including resettled and relocated persons in the two districts.

     

     

  • 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.

  • Ring Survey - Damanewewa Village (Copy)

     

    A ring survey was conducted in the Damanewewa village of the Siripura Medical Officer of Health area of the Polonnaruwa District on the 11th of October 2021. All the participants were screened and made aware of skin diseases including Leprosy during this survey. The survey was conducted by the Regional Epidemiologist with the support of the staff of the Regional Epidemiology unit, PHI Leprosy, Range PHIs, and the FAIRMED Project Officer in the Polonnaruwa District.

     

  • 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. 

  • 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.