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    Ten most recent news items
    11 May 2022
    Sri Lanka Consumer Confidence: Continued Drop in April to Reach New Low of 5
    The Institute for Health Policy (IHP) released today the April 2022 update of its Consumer Confidence Indices, which are being trialled as part of its Sri Lanka Opinion Tracker Survey (SLOTS). IHP's Index of Consumer Sentiment (ICS), a measure of how the public views their personal economic situation and the wider national economy, fell a further three points in April to 5, closer to its floor of zero, and reaching its lowest level since IHP began tracking it.

    The study noted that consumer confidence was higher in the youth (ages 18-29 years) until February 2022, has also collapsed making comsumer confidence accross all age groups similar.

    17 Nov 2021
    Increasing Numbers of Sri Lankans Want to Migrate, especially Youth and Disenchanted Government Voters
    IHP today released the first results from the Sri Lanka Opinion Tracker Survey (SLOTS) that was launched to assess public opinion as the country recovers from COVID-19. SLOTS.jpg

    29 Sep 2021
    Strengthening Developing Member Countries Capacity in Elderly Care
    The "Country Diagnostic Study On Long-Term Care In Sri Lanka", is one of six country diagnostic studies, prepared under the ADB technical assistance 9111: Strengthening Developing Member Countries' Capacity in Elderly Care. The research, analysis and writing was conducted by the research team at the Institute for Health Policy. Other countries in the study are Indonesia, Mongolia, Tonga, Thailand, and Viet Nam. CDSLTC.jpg

    The publication presents a study on the availability and provision of long-term care (LTC) in Sri Lanka, and it discusses findings from the analysis and offers recommendations for the development of LTC systems in the country.

    30 Apr 2020
    Blaming the public is an admission of failure - in conversation with Dr Ravindra Rannan-Eliya on Sri Lanka's COVID-19 response
    A widely shared blog post written by Executive Director & Fellow of the Institute of Health (IHP) Dr Ravindra Rannan-Eliya earlier this week called for fresh thinking in Sri Lanka's approach to containing the COVID-19 as the number of confirmed cases surged past 500. Economynext, part of the Echelon media company interviwed Dr Rannan-Eliya to further clarify what was shared on his blog . Enlogo.jpg

    10 Apr 2020
    COVID - 19 Short interview by Hiru TV
    In a short interview with Hiru TV, Dr Rannan-Eliya shares his views on what needs to be prioratised in the current COVID crisis hirunews.JPG

    29 Mar 2020
    COVID - 19 crisis will not be over soon: prepare for a long slog
    Dr Ravi Rannan-Eliya, Director IHP, in his article to the Sunday Times, shares five key facts we need to know to understand the future. He further reiterates in the same article that life will not return to normal for at least the next 12 months: our political leaders need to prepare everyone for a long slog. covid1902.jpg

    26 Mar 2020
    COVID - 19
    In response to the unprecedented challenge posed by the COVID-19 epidemic, IHP has launched a blog to communicate rapid analysis and comment on developing issues. Our goal is to support public understanding and preparedness. covid19.jpg

    7 Nov 2019
    Supoort for MOH Global Fund HSS Proposal 2019
    IHP is supporting the Ministry of Health draft and submit a proposal to Global Fund for Euros 20 million in funding to support health systems strengthening. MOH.gif

    The proposal targets Euros 20 million in rebt repayments that Sri Lanka is to make to a German funder, which Germany has offered to contribute in a debt swap facility to fund further health systems strengthening through the Global Fund.

    19 Sep 2019
    Senior Fellow Awarded Knight of Grace
    Dr. Sarath M. Samarage, a Senior Fellow of the Institute for Health Policy, Sri Lanka has been Awarded the Knighthood of the Order of St. John by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth of Britain In recognition of his devotion and enormous contributions to humanity through the St. John Ambulance Sri Lanka. The triennial Investiture Ceremony was held on Thursday 19th September 2019 in London, Presided by the Grand Prior, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester. SAMAward.jpg

    25 Mar 2019
    L4UHC Asia Program Support
    IHP is partnering and supporting GIZ to deliver the 2019/20 L4UHC Asia program which is training participants from Pakistan, Myanmar and Viet Nam in leadership skills for UHC. L4UHCP4H.jpg

    IHP activities include providing technical support and advice on program delivery and development of program materials.

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