UNDP provides technical assistance for Sri Lanka’s health promotion.
By: Staff Writer
January 26, Colombo (LNW): The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has distributed 1,600 chicks to 80 beneficiaries in Kandamalawa Grama Niladhari Division in Gomarankadawala, as part of the UNDP’s Sri Lankan project with the technical and financial assistance of the Government of Japan.
Meanwhile, foul pox vaccinations have been administered by cluster leaders in Anuradhapura recently under the programme.
Additionally, a technical team has conducted a monitoring session of the mini incubators in Vavuniya, while a Black Soldier Fly unit and Azzolla farming has been conducted successfully in the Anuradhapura District with beneficiary commitment, the UNDP said.
In the meantime, the UNDP pledged its technical assistance for the future progress of the health service in Sri Lanka, when the UNDP’s Resident Representative in Sri Lanka Azusa Kubota met with Minister of Health Ramesh Pathirana on Wednesday (24).
During the discussion, the use of modern technology for the future progress of the country’s health service was taken up at length.
Ms. Azusa Kubota had further expressed during the meeting that they will work towards assisting in the development of Sri Lanka’s health sector in collaboration with organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO),
Asian Development Bank (ADB), Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) by engaging in an efficient and transparent procurement process.
Sri Lanka, an island known as the jewel of the Indian Ocean, is currently facing a serious economic crisis. This is the worst crisis that the country has faced since 1948.
Millions have been affected – with 5.7 million people in desperate need of humanitarian assistance and almost 6.3 million Sri Lankans not knowing where their next meal will come from.
As conditions continue to remain dire, at UNDP, among other efforts, we have created a crowdfunding campaign to support the Sri Lanka population.
The health and food sectors are two of the most heavily affected sectors by this crisis. Supply chains have been disrupted, certain essential and non-essential medicines have become scarce and difficult to purchase, and as a result, at certain instances, some routine surgeries have been delayed throughout the nation as well.
These distressing conditions are making communities increasingly vulnerable. Global support is needed to rebuild this island nation. That means we need your help to help Sri Lankans rebuild!