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Healthy start in Sri Lanka

Ensuring all children have a healthy start in life

Though Sri Lanka is on track in achieving most of its health-related Millennium Development Goals, moderate under-nutrition is surprisingly high among children aged one to five years.

The main aim of Plan International Sri Lanka’s health programme is to reduce the rate of under-five child under-nutrition, while addressing young children's intellectual development and general family wellbeing.

Our skilled staff also focus on research and knowledge dissemination, supporting mechanisms for the country’s health sector and the successful implementation of the country’s national nutrition action plan for children.

We have formed strong partnerships with provincial health authorities, the Foundation for Health Promotion (FHP, the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka and the National Nutrition Secretariat of the Presidential Secretariat. We also work side by side with communities to ensure that government field health workers, midwives and health promotion field facilitator have access to training, so that they can promote health and wellbeing in the villages where they work.