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Sri Lanka warned about Wuhan virus

Sri Lanka is among the countries the World Health Organisation has alerted to the rapid spread of Wuhan Pneumonia, a virus spreading from China that causes severe respiratory illness, a spokesman for the organisation told RepublicNext. In an email WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic said: “the WHO has encouraged all countries to enhance their surveillance for […]


WHO reports global decline in male tobacco users; SL conducting its own survey

The number of males consuming tobacco has drastically reduced globally indicating a powerful shift in the global tobacco epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement yesterday (19)


‘No One Behind’ policy must resonate at all levels, Sri Lanka tells WHO Mental Health Forum

Sri Lanka updated the global healthcare community last week on progress made in advancing mental health, in an address to the WHO Mental Health Forum.


Sri Lanka eliminates measels – WHO

Sri Lanka has eliminated measles, interrupting transmission of the indigenous virus that causes the killer childhood disease, the World Health Organisation said today (9 July).