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Tuesday November 29th, 2022

Sri Lanka aims foster parents system for 40,000 children to face malnutrition

The number of malnourished children is on the rise due to Sri Lanka's economic crisis.

November 28, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka confirms second monkeypox case; no plans yet to acquire vaccine

However, if the need arose for a vaccine, the authorities will take measures to import it, an official said.

November 9, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka health ministry says monkeypox can be contained, no lockdown needed

"There is no need to shut down the airports and shopping centers in fear."

November 5, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's first recorded case of monkeypox undergoing treatment, condition stable

"We are unable to provide any personal details of the patient at the moment."

November 5, 2022 1 min read
Sri Lanka detects first Monkeypox patient amid rise in STD

Sri Lanka has seen a rise in STD patients

Sri Lanka facing shortage of 150 essential drugs; govt looking to boost local production

The health ministry has informed state hospitals to prioritise emergency cases.

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka looks for foster parents to face malnutrition among children

Malnutrition has increased rapidly in Sri Lanka due to unprecedented economic crisis

Shihar Aneez
October 15, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka's Rs.2 bln worth respiratory drugs expired due to Covid-19 - Health Minister     

Respiratory diseases brought down to zero and drugs for such diseases were not used - minister

October 14, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to donate 6 million Pfizer vaccines to Myanmar after failed 2nd booster

More than 50% of the 18 million Pfizer vaccines are still unused with expiry date is extended until Dec. 31

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 14, 2022 2 min read

INTERVIEW-Crisis-hit Sri Lanka explores "paying wards" to manage free health services

Sri Lanka's economic crisis has forced the government to cut costs drastically

Shihar Aneez
October 13, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka President orders sanitary napkin taxes lifted

Duties imposed on sanitary napkin materials removed

October 2, 2022 1 min read

Nearly one in three Sri Lankans have high blood pressure, need treatment: study

Increased prevalence was associated with urban residence, socioeconomic status, obesity, and Muslim ethnicity

Neshella Perera
September 29, 2022 2 min read

China donates eight mobile labs for chronic kidney disease detection in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankans in rural areas are severely affected with CKD

Neshella Perera
September 27, 2022 2 min read

IFC, Hemas partner for digital health service in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is facing shortage of medical practitioners as many have opted to migrate amid economic crisis

Neshella Perera
September 24, 2022 2 min read

Anti-Rabies vaccines among China's RS.650 mln medicine donation to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is facing shortage of drug as it is unable to import amid forex shortage

Neshella Perera
September 23, 2022 1 min read

Worsening period poverty in Sri Lanka threatens to keep female students home: MP

As of September, the price of a 15-napkin pack ranges from 350 to 800 rupees in the market

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 22, 2022 3 min read
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US non-profit donates medical supplies worth USD 773,000 to Sri Lanka

The health minister said 92 of 383 drugs are short in supply though Sri Lanka has 14 of the most vital drugs in stock

Neshella Perera
September 22, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's health minister justifies high taxes for women's sanitary pads

Sri Lanka has raised the tax on sanitary pads to discourage imports

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 22, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka health minister to present report on malnutrition to parliament

Rambukuwella said the malnutrition issue in the country is being turned into a political issue

Mahadiya Hamza
September 21, 2022 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines to sponsor air tickets for children in need of overseas medical care

A doctor or specialist must issue a letter on the patient’s condition

Neshella Perera
September 19, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's NDCU, says dengue controls resumed after fuel received; unions rejects

The week ended on September 15 saw 1027 suspected dengue cases reported in 23 districts

Roshani Fernando
September 17, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka govt hospitals prioritising critical surgeries over routine procedures

“We have had to stop routine surgeries and focus on life saving surgeries because of shortages

Neshella Perera
September 16, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka launches new COVID-19 booster rollout with tourism season set to begin

Existing vaccination centres around the country will continue to operate all seven days of the week as usual

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 15, 2022 2 min read

Parkinson's detected earlier using Artificial Intelligence: report

Meanwhile the University of Manchester is testing a simple skin swab that can detect the disease in 03 minutes.

Dulya de Silva
September 9, 2022 2 min read

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka faces increasing child malnutrition, looming protein deficit

The UNICEF expects the number of malnourished children to rise further

Mahadiya Hamza and Dulya de Silva
September 7, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka opposition calls for parliament debate on grim UNICEF report

Sri Lanka is now ranked sixth in the world in child malnourishment and second in South Asia, he said.

August 29, 2022 3 min read
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