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Minister Deputy Minister Secretary Director General
Hon. Dr. Rajitha
Senarathne

Hon. Faizal Cassim Mr. Anura Jayawickrama Dr. P G
Mahipala
MEDIA GALLERY


OUR VISION: A healthier nation that contributes to its economic, social, mental and spiritual development. ...more


Malaria Day Walk 2014

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Anti Malaria Campaign of Ministry of Health together with Sarvodaya organized a “Malaria Day Walk” on 6th May 2014 under the patronage of Dr. Y.D. Nihal Jayathilake, Secretary to the Ministry of Health, Dr. Palitha Mahipala, Director General of Heath Services and Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Deputy Director General of Health Services, to commemorate World Malaria Day which fell on 25th April 2014.

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Draft of the National Immunization Policy is handed over to the Minister of Health Maithreepala Sirisena

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Draft of the National Immunization Policy which was prepared as directed by the Minister of Health Maithreepala Sirisena by the Epidemiology Unit under the guidance of a committee comprised of eminent professor of medicine in Sri Lanka, was handed over to the Minister of Health, Maithreepala Sirisena in the morning today (29th )

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Web based disease surveillance systems launched by the Epidemiology Unit

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Turning a new leaf in the annals of disease surveillance, 3 web based disease surveillance systems developed by the Epidemiology Unit were launched by the Hon. Minister of Health on 29th April, 2014.

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World Malaria Day

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Dr. Palitha Mahipala, Director General of Health Services advices to take medicine to protect from Malaria before starting your travel if you wish to travel in the countries in which Malaria prevail and he states that you can easily get these medicine through the Malaria control officers.

Tomorrow (25) is the World Malaria Day. Malaria is a type of severe fever transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes through parasites. In Sri Lanka, history of Malaria runs back to hundreds of years. Elu Aththanagalu Wansa mentions of a demon named Rakthakshi. Historians conjecture the demon Raktthakshi to be Malaria.

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Announcement on MERS-Cov-Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Corona Virus by the Ministry of Health.

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Respiratory infection, MERS – Cov- Middle East Respiratory Syndrome –Corona Virus, first reported from Middle East Countries is being reported from the nearby countries. Also cases of MERS-Cov have been reported from some European countries and Asian Countries such as Philippine and Thailand. A Committee has been established jointly by the Ministry of Health, Foreign Employment Bureau, Ministry of Muslim Affairs and Ministry of Civil Aviation Services to prevent the entry of this virus into Sri Lanka.

 

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No. 385, Rev. Baddegama Wimalawansa Thero Mawatha,
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