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    15 Dec 2009
    Dr. A.T.P.L. Abeykoon, advisor at the Regional Consultation on a Strategic Framework for Active Healthy Ageing in the South-East Asia Region
    Dr. A.T.P.L. Abeykoon, Senior Fellow represented IHP as an Advisor at the Regional Consultation on a Strategic Framework for Active Healthy Ageing in the South-East Asia Region, organized by WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia, held in Colombo 15-17 December 2009. AgeingATPL.JPG

     
    12 Dec 2009
    Shanaz Saleem awarded gold medal for best paper at the South Asian Economics Student’s Meet (SAESM)
    Shanaz Saleem was awarded a gold medal for best paper at the South Asian Economics Student’s Meet (SAESM). SAESM, a conference for students pursuing their first course in Economics across universities from different countries of South Asia. The conference consists of a paper presenting session, quiz competition and the budding economist contest. This year’s SAESM was the 6th of its kind and was held at Hotel Sheraton, Dhaka Bangladesh on the 9th and 10th of December 2009. Students from South Asian Universities presented papers under 8 different topics. A paper on “Food security” presented by Shanaz Saleem was awarded a gold Medal at this event!! SAESM121209.jpg

     
    23 Nov 2009
    National workshop on social disparities in the Maldives
    Dr. Rannan-Eliya attended and gave the keynote presentation at the National Workshop on Social Determinants of Health, held in Malé, 23-25 May. The workshop was convened to discuss the findings of IHP's analysis of social disparities in the Maldives, with both local experts and stakeholds, as well as with regional experts from Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bangladesh and Bhutan. The IHP report was well-received and commended by meeting participants, including Dr Aminath Jameel, Maldives Minister of Health and Family, and Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Maniku, Vice-President of the Maldives.The event was organized by the Ministry of Health and Family in the Maldives with the assistance of WHO. NWSD231109.jpg

     
    17 Nov 2009
    Dr. Shanti Dalpatadu appointed member of the National Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) Streering Committee
    The Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition has finalized the National Policy and Strategie Framework for prevention and Control of Non Communicable Disease. As the implementation of the NCD policy lies with different Directorates, provincial health authorities and other non health stakeholders, it was decided to establish a National NCD Steering commitee to facilitate this process. MOH.gif

    The inaugural meeting of the National NCD Steering committee was on the 17th of November, 2009 at the Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition.

     
    1 Oct 2009
    Dr. A.T.P.L. Abeykoon Served as a member of the drafting committee on the section on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the National Action Plan for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
    Dr. A.T.P.L. Abeykoon Served as a member of the drafting committee on the section on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the National Action Plan for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights during October to December, 2009 MOH.gif

     
    20 Aug 2009
    Dr. A.T.P.L. Abeykoon presents at the Expert Group Meeting at UNESCAP on The Progress and challenges in Achieving the Health-related Millenium Development Goals in South Asia
    The paper on "The Progress and Challenges in Achieving the Health-related Millenium Development Goals in South Asia" prepared by A.T.P.L. Abeykoon Senior Fellow, Lara Brearly Research Associate and Sayuri Jinadasa Intern, was presented by Dr. Abeykoon at the UNESCAP Expert Group Meeting on " Acheiving the Health-related Millenium Development Goals in South Asia" held at teh ESCAP Secretarial, on 20-21 August, 2009. UNESCAP200809.jpg

     
    17 Feb 2009
    Launch of Japanese Report to G8: Sri Lankan experts recommend using financial crisis to advance global health
    The recently launched Japanese report to the G8 embodies recommendations to the G8 on how they can help to improve the health of low-income countries. The Takemi report was prepared by a team of leading international health experts from Japan and the USA - guided by reviewers and advisors from around the world - who looked at the problems of coordinating global health policy, the health workforce, health information and health financing.

    At the request of the Takemi Taskforce organized by the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) Sri Lankan experts at the Institute for Health Policy (IHP) took the responsibility for the analysis of financing issues.
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    5 Feb 2009
    Dr. A.T.P.L. Abeykoon presents at the Expert Group Meeting at UNESCAP.
    Dr. A.T.P.L. Abeykoon, Senior Fellow, participated in the Expert Group meeting on the implementation of the Programme of Action of the Fifth Asia and Pacific Population Conference held during 3rd-5th February 2009 in Bangkok, organised by UNESCAP. Dr. Abeykoon presented a paper on the progress made by Sri Lanka. egm.jpg

     
    28 Jan 2009
    Dr. Rannan-Eliya presents the IHP health financing recommendations for the G8 at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference in Bangkok.
    Dr. Rannan-Eliya and others from the Takemi Task Force present their final report on health system strengthening recommendations for the G8, at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference in Bangkok on Mainstreaming Health into Public Policies. Ravi270109.jpg

     
    6 Jan 2009
    Urban HEART Advisory Group meets for first time in Kobe, Japan
    Urban HEART is a new initiative of WHO Kobe Centre, which is working with cities around the world to improve health inequities through intersectoral action. Dr. Rannan-Eliya, who was appointed to an Ad-hoc Adviisory Group, met with other members of the Group over two days to reviiew the tool that the project is using with partner cities to asesss inequalities. Also participating in the meeting were other members of the Advisory Group including Professor Sir Michael Marmot, who chaired the recently concluded WHO Commission on Social Determinants, and two other commissioners. UrbanHeart050109.jpg

     
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