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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 - Gurubewilagama Maha Vidyalaya, Ratnapura MOH area of Ratnapura District - 2021.03.29

     

    A school screening clinic for the students was conducted at the Gurubewilagama Maha Vidyalaya belonging to Ratnapura Medical Officer of Health area in the Ratnapura District on 29th March 2021. The school students were screened for skin conditions including leprosy. The screening was conducted by the Medical Officer of Health – Ratnapura, Medical Officer of Gurubewilagama Primary Medical Center, the Supervisory Public Health Inspector, the Public Health Inspector for Leprosy, Range Public Health Inspector, Public Health Nursing Sister, Nursing Officer of Gurubewilagama Primary Medical Center with the support of the Ratnapura District Project Officer of FAIRMED Foundation.

     

  • Community Screening Programme - Walimankada, Manampitiya, Siripura, Polonnaruwa – 24.02.2021

     

    A community screening programme was conducted in the sand collecting site in the Welimankada area of Manampitiya village belonging to the Siripura Medical Officer of Health area of Polonnaruwa District on the 24th of February 2021. All the participants were screened and made aware of skin diseases including Leprosy during this screening. Those in need of further care was referred to the dermatology clinic of the Polonnaruwa General Hospital. The survey was conducted with the guidance of the Regional Director of Health Services and coordinated with the support of the Regional Epidemiologist and his staff, all other preventive health staff attached to the RDHS office, public health field staff, Local NGOs and the Polonnaruwa District Project Officer of FAIRMED Foundation.

     

  • Ring Survey - Bandarahena village, Ratnapura MOH area, Ratnapura District - 2021.03.22

     

    A ring survey was conducted in the Bandarahena village of the Dewalayagawa Public Health Inspector area belonging to the Ratnapura Medical Officer of Health area of Ratnapura District on the 22nd of March, 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 of Ratnapura, Medical Officer and Additional Medical Officer of Health – Ratnapura, the Supervisory Public Health Inspector, the Public Health Inspector for Leprosy, Public Health Inspector of the area, Public Health Nursing Sister with the support of the Ratnapura District Project Officer of FAIRMED Foundation.

     

  • Awareness programme on low-cost interventions 2021.02.22 - Thamankaduwa MOH, Polonnaruwa

     

    As part of the Community-Based Rehabilitation project, an awareness programme on low-cost interventions was conducted on the 22nd of February, 2021 at the auditorium ​of the Thamankaduwa Medical Officer of Health office in the Polonnaruwa District. ​The programme was conducted for disabled persons, caregivers, ​public health staff (Public Health Inspectors and Mid Wives), social service officers (including their field staff) and school community (teachers). ​The programme was conducted by Mrs. Jeevanthi Senevirathna, FAIRMED Project Officer in the Polonnaruwa District and Mr. Nevil Wickremasinghe the Public Health Inspector for Leprosy of the District. 

  • 2021.03.23,24,25 - Community Survey Programme-Balangoda, Ratnapura

     

    A community survey was conducted in the Diyawinna village in the Balangoda Medical Officer of Health area of Ratnapura District on 23rd, 24th and 25th of March, 2021. All the participants were screened and made aware of skin diseases including Leprosy during this survey. The survey was conducted by the Medical Officer of Health - Balangoda, the Supervisory Public Health Inspector, the Public Health Inspector for Leprosy, the Range Public Health Inspector, Public Health Nursing Sister, Nursing Officers of Balangoda Divisional Hospital with the support of the Ratnapura District Project Officer of FAIRMED Foundation.