Primary Health Systems Strengthening Project(PSSP) GOSL-WB

Sri Lanka has had a sound primary healthcare approach since the mid-1920s (even before the Declaration of Alma-Ata in 1978). Sri Lanka has made notable progress in key healthcare indicators. Life expectancy at birth, maternal and child health as well as neo-natal, infant and under-5 mortality rates are lower than the South Asian average. However, although Sri Lanka displays relatively good health indicators, emerging health challenges prevail.