Seventy-First World Health Assembly Side Event

Seventy-First World Health Assembly Side Event
Country-led and country-owned efforts on malaria elimination to achieving universal health coverage
Hosted by the People’s Republic of China, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Cosponsored by Australia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Republic of Maldives, the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Spain, the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Zambia
18:00-19:30, 22 May 2018, Room VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva
Sri Lanka contributed significantly to make this event a success. Dr Kim Lindale, Team Leader, Elimination unit, Global Malaria Programme, WHO quoted this as a lively, informative and well –attended side event and thanked us for our contribution.
Hon.Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lanka made a speech on efforts on malaria elimination in Sri Lanka followed by video on Sri Lanka’s Success story.  

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Highlights from different phases of malaria control in Sri Lanka , from control to prevention of re-introduction, was depicted by a series of stand up banners.    

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Dr Dewanee Ranaweera, Consultant Community Physician, Anti Malaria Campaign coordinated and participated in the event and most of the ground work related to the event was done by the staff of the , Anti Malaria Campaign.
Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka-for the guidance and assistance extended throughout the process of planning and implementation of the event
WHO-for giving us this opportunity and arranging the event successfully