Sri Lanka child authority mulls introducing foster care system

Views - 82 Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s children welfare agency, the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) says it is considering introducing the ‘Foster Care’ system in the country.

A digital antidote to dengue: Epihack Sri Lanka develops solutions

Views - 37 Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00

Epihack Sri Lanka, the country’s first-ever program to develop, integrate and improve technological solutions to detect and reduce the impact of dengue in the country concluded in Colombo on Friday.

LAUGFS Health and Wellness opens 1st standalone MEDZ Pharmacy outlet in Bandaragama

Views - 69 Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00

Taking yet another strategic step in its vision to become a multi-faceted force in the country’s healthcare sector, LAUGFS Health and Wellness

Asiri Hospitals launches dedicated Diabetes Centre with comprehensive patient care

Views - 34 Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00

With one in five Sri Lankans afflicted with diabetes and the numbers rapidly rising, the disease has now reached epidemic proportions in the country.

Hemas Hospitals Thalawathugoda hosts awareness program to mark World Diabetes Day

Views - 16 Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premium healthcare partner Hemas Hospitals Thalawathugoda conducted a special awareness campaign in lieu of the World Diabetes day which fell on 14 November.

eChannelling Acquires ISO 9001:2015 certification

Views - 14 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

eChannelling has successfully earned the ISO 9001:2015 certification and version upgrade as a measure of the consistent quality of the products and services it offers in order to enhance service standards.

1st AAC app in Sinhala: Avaz Sri Lanka gives voice to children with special needs

Views - 276 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

Avaz Sri Lanka, the first Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app in the Sinhala language has been launched, bringing new hope to Sri Lankan children with speech and communication difficulties.

Healthy Life Clinic and WCICSL host ‘Women and Diabetes – Our Right to a Healthy Future’

Views - 22 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

Coinciding with World Diabetes Day of which the theme this year was ‘Woman and Diabetes’, Healthy Life Clinic together with the Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce organised a special awareness workshop last

Eric Rajapakse Opticians celebrates 100 years of improving vision in Sri Lanka

Views - 47 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

Eric Rajapakse Opticians is celebrating 100 years, making history as one of the country’s oldest eye care brands in Sri Lanka.

Bill Gates makes $100 m personal investment to fight Alzheimer’s

Views - 13 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:08

LONDON (Reuters): Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease.

Free diabetic check-up at Lanka Hospitals

Views - 11 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:07

Free health screening including BMI, blood sugar monitoring, as well as the opportunity to interact with Sri Lanka’s renowned consultant endocrinologists, cardiologists, nephrologists, neurologists, ophthalmologists, general

President opens Global Congress for Consensus in Paediatrics and Child Health

Views - 15 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:06

President Maithripala Sirisena opened the 6th Global Congress for Consensus in Paediatrics and Child Health (CIP) at the Hilton Hotel in Colombo this week.

Foundation laid for National Stroke Centre in Colombo East hospital Mulleriyawa

Views - 14 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:03

A National Stroke Centre for the multidisciplinary care of stroke patients in Sri Lanka is to be set up at the Colombo East Hospital in Mulleriyawa.

Diabetics now covered with Sri Lanka Insurance

Views - 27 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:01

Till now, diabetes was one of the main barriers for health insurance policies in Sri Lanka. However, all that will change with the launch of the Sri Lanka Insurance Comprehensive D+ policy on 14 November to coincide with World Diabetes Day.

Preventative diabetes care at Durdans Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic

Views - 8 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:01

According to the latest statistics, the prevalence of diabetes in Sri Lanka had dramatically increased, especially among the urban population. Overweight and lack of exercise were the main causes of diabetes among children,

Milestone achievement in biotech; Sri Lanka’s Credence Genomics creates history

Views - 600 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:00

Credence Genomics Ltd., Sri Lanka’s premier specialised DNA diagnostics services provider has achieved yet another first by being published in the acclaimed BioMed Central (BMC) Infectious Diseases publication.

Parliamentary forum calls for greater investment in Early Childhood ahead of National Budget

Views - 8 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:00

A special parliamentary forum highlighting the transformative impact investing in Early Childhood could have on Sri Lanka was organised by the Sri Lanka Parliamentary Caucus for Children in partnership with UNICEF, under the

2nd World Disability & Rehabilitation Conference 2017 in Colombo

Views - 106 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:00

The 2nd World Disability and Rehabilitation Conference 2017, organised by the International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), will be held on 16 and 17 November, at Mövenpick Hotel Colombo with the

Hemas Hospital Wattala introduces Day Surgery Unit

Views - 22 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:00

The pioneer in innovative and affordable healthcare solutions and the giant in private healthcare out of Colombo, Hemas Hospital Wattala has introduced a new dimension in surgery while offering a range of specially designed

Pharma Chamber and Regulator collaborate to make strides

Views - 32 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

In an endeavour to better collaboration with the regulatory framework, shaping high-level public private partnerships (PPP) and arriving at consensual decisions, the Sri Lanka Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry organises symposium to empower early detection of breast cancer

Views - 124 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

In the early stages of breast cancer, symptoms are minimal; therefore disease might progress even without notice. Annually, more than 2,500 women in Sri Lanka are newly diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s a timely requirement

Lanka Hospitals offers special packages for Agrahara Beneficiaries on eye care services for 1st time

Views - 54 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

Leading healthcare provider Lanka Hospitals has extended its extinctive service by offering Agrahara Beneficiaries special benefits for eye care treatments for the first time in Sri Lanka. The new venture will help public sector

One-stop preventive health screenings at Durdans Executive Wellness Centre

Views - 16 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

Busy lifestyles can take its toll on the health and wellbeing of individuals from young adults to professionals and families. The Executive Wellness Centre at Durdans Hospital is a dedicated one-stop facility providing

Prevention through awareness: Special workshop on diabetes for women

Views - 13 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce in collaboration with Healthy Life Clinic will conduct an awareness program on diabetes and healthy lifestyles in conjunction with the World Diabetes Day keeping to the theme

Ruhunu Hospitals opens nursing college in Karapitiya

Views - 448 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00

Ruhunu Hospital Ltd. – one of the leading private hospitals in the Southern Province opened a new nursing training school in Karapitiya recently with the aim of providing nursing students a platform and a clear path in providing the basic knowledge

Lankan doctor involved in national award winning NSW Trauma App

Views - 24 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00

A trauma app developed in NSW recently won the Public Sector and Government Market Division at the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) National iAwards in Melbourne. A highly-skilled team of staff and clinicians from NSW Health, lead b

Free medical camp to take place at Kirulapone Jummah Masjid on Sunday

Views - 12 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

The Trustees of the Kirulapone Jumma Masjid will be organising a free medical camp in collaboration with the Kirulapone Police from 9 a.m. on Sunday 5 November at the Kirulapone Jumma Masjid at High Level Road Colombo 6. Open to members of all commu

7,000 newborns die daily despite steady decrease in under-five mortality, new report says

Views - 9 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

NEW YORK/GENEVA/WASHINGTON DC: Every day in 2016, 15,000 children died before their fifth birthday, 46% of them – or 7,000 babies – died in the first 28 days of life, according to a new UN report. Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2017, reveal

Sethma Hospital wins Best Entrepreneur Award in Western Province

Views - 13 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

Sethma Hospitals Ltd. was the lucky winner of three coveted awards at the Western Province Entrepreneur Awards 2017, organised by the Sri Lanka National Chamber of Commerce and the National Entrepreneur Development Authority. Sethma Hospital won the

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