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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.
Special Screening Clinic -LG FARM
A special screening clinic for the employees of the LG Farm located in the Welikanda MOH area of the Polonnaruwa district was conducted on the 20th of July 2021 at the Farm premises. All the participants were screened for leprosy and other skin diseases, after which medicine was prescribed accordingly. The screening clinic was conducted by the Regional Epidemiologist with the support of the staff of the Regional Epidemiology unit and the FAIRMED Project Officer in the Polonnaruwa District.
COVID-19 Medical Equipment Donation- Polonnaruwa
With the spread of COVID 19 throughout Sri Lanka, the National Health System was and continues to be under heavy strain. Health Authorities have found it quite challenging to strategically address the ongoing spread. As an initiative taken to assist the Department of Health, FAIRMED Sri Lanka has extended our support to strengthen the covid response of hospitals in the project districts.
FAIRMED Sri Lanka supported with the establishing of the intermediate care centre at the Base Hospital Hingurakgoda, in Polonnaruwa. FAIRMED contributed to the establishment of the unit by donating two Bi PAP/ CPAP ventilators, ten Syringe pumps, ten infusion pumps and ten pulse oximeters. The equipment was handed over to the Regional Director of Health Services, Dr W.K.W.S Kumarawansa with the participation of the Regional Epidemiologist Dr K.M.M Koralage by the FAIRMED Project Officer for Polonnaruwa, Mrs Jeevanthi Senevirathne.
Awareness programme - Metro Housing Complex
An awareness programme on leprosy was conducted for the residents of the Metro Housing Complex belonging to the D2B MOH office of Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) on the 17th of July 2021. The programme was conducted by the Public Health Inspector for Leprosy of the CMC along with the FAIRMED Project Officer in the CMC Office.
Ring Survey - Track 7
A ring survey was conducted in the Yaya 7 village of the Medirigiriya Medical Officer of Health area of Polonnaruwa District on the 1st of July 2021. All the participants were screened and made aware of skin diseases including Leprosy during this survey. The survey was conducted by PHI Leprosy, Range PHI and other Public Health Inspectors with the support of the Polonnaruwa Project Officer of FAIRMED Foundation.
Awareness programme - Siridhamma Mawatha
An awareness programme on leprosy was conducted for the residents of Siridhamma Mawatha belonging to D3 MOH Office of Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) on the 16th of July, 2021. The programme was conducted by Public Health Inspector for Leprosy along with the support of the FAIRMED Project Officer in the CMC area.