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Tropical Diseases Outreach programme

National Research Council successfully conducted the 4th quarter outreach programme “Awareness Workshop on Tropical Diseases” in Kandy. Its purpose was to enhance awareness on rickettsial Infections, snakebite, hepatitis, rabies, typhoid, leishmaniasis, dengue and leptospirosis. The event was organized by the Centre for Research in Tropical Medicine, University of Peradeniya, and sponsored by the NRC.

Resource persons were Prof. RPVJ Rajapakse, Prof. SAM Kularathne, Dr. WATA Jayalath, Prof. A. Jayasinghe, Dr. M. Pathirage, Dr. Sanjeewani Fonseka, Dr. U. Ralapanawa, Dr. M. Pathirage and Dr. Susiji Wickramasinghe.

Health officers (PHI, midwives), gramasevaka officers, samurdi niyamakas, and agrarian officers were the target groups.



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