Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka gets US$ 200 million credit from World Bank to improve public health system
Sat, Feb 16, 2013, 02:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka will receive US$ 200 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA), the lending arm of the World Bank to improve the public sector health system so as to respond to the challenges facing it, especially regarding nutrition and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health, in consultation with the provincial health authorities and other stakeholders, has formulated a National Health Development Plan (NHDP) for the period from 2013 to 2017 in line with the Development Policy Framework of the Government and the Health Sector Master Plan.

The IDA will provide US$ 190 million to implement a program to support health sector modernization focusing on specific thematic areas in malnutrition, prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health and communicable diseases, and health system improvement measures.

Another US$ 10 million will support the implementation of innovations within the NHDP, operational research and opportunities for capacity building, technical assistance as well as training and workshops.

The Cabinet has approved a proposal submitted by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Minister of Finance and Planning to proceed with the loan arrangement.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Common opposition candidate of Sri Lanka pledges to run a disciplined campaign
-- [38 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President says he will not run a dirty campaign despite having 'files' on defectors
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 14 Tamil Nadu fishermen
-- [3 hours ago]
Onion farmers' protest closes Sri Lanka's main north-south highway
-- [3 hours ago]
Political parties in Sri Lanka reconsidering their support to President
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police temporarily halt 10,000 transfers due to presidential election
-- [4 hours ago]
Application for postal voting opens for Sri Lanka presidential elections
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's first female bus driver on expressway holds a protest
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Navy personnel accused of chasing away Indian fishermen
Australia supports Sri Lanka's long term development - High Commissioner

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.