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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.
World Leprosy Day 2020 - Special Programme Polonnaruwa
To commemorate the World Leprosy Day 2020, the Polonnaruwa District conducted a Special Programme at the Main Auditorium of the RDHS Office. The programme was conducted to assure the qualitative factors affecting the Persons Affected with Leprosy.
This programme was initiated by the RDHS, Polonnaruwa and was attended by the Director of the Anti-Leprosy Campaign and the Consultant Community Physician.
Street Drama - Polonnaruwa
'World Leprosy Day' falls on the last Sunday of January. To commemorate this special day, the Polonnaruwa District organised a drama to be presented to the public targeting the weekly 'Pola'. This programme was held at the Agro- Based Economic center in Welikanda and Public Market in Polonnaruwa. The programme was carried out to increase awareness as well as to reduce the stigma and discrimination regarding leprosy.
Public Health Staff (PH) Training - Ratnapura
A special training programme on Leprosy was held at the Auditorium of the Balangoda Base Hospital on 29th January 2020 for the public health staff of the Balangoda, Imbulpe and Weligepola MOH areas.
Training Programme for the Public Health Midwives (PHM) and the Health Instructors (HI)
A training programme was conducted for the Public Health Midwives (PHM) and the Health Instructors (HI) of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) area at the Millennium Centre (New Town Hall) Auditorium on January 22nd 2020.
Leprosy Day 2019
To commemorate the World Leprosy Day 2019 various programmes have been organized by the FAIRMED supported districts namely Polonnaruwa, Ratnapura and the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC), under the theme of "Ending discrimination, stigma and prejudice in Leprosy”.