Lanka has best health sector devp: WHO

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Colombo, Dec 19: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that Sri Lanka has the best health sector development in South East Asia and Nepal should take the country's advice to formulate health policy.

Considering the high quality health service and advanced health sector development in Sri Lanka, the WHO has made the recommendation, sources said. Sri Lanka has not been affected by epidemics like Ebola, Avion influenza and Sars. Besides, it is among the countries having the lowest HIV prevalence rate, the Daily News reported here.

The country is also on the verge of completely eliminating diseases like polio, tuberculosis and malaria. Also, it has the lowest infant mortality rate in the region.

Earlier, Nepal had requested the WHO to obtain assistance from Japan. But, the organisation recommended Sri Lanka, citing the high quality health service here.

In this regard, Health Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva will visit Nepal today and guide the Himalayan nation.

UNI

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