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NIROGI Lanka - Phase 3

National Initiative to Reinforce and Organize General diabetes care In Sri Lanka


Health Promotion Activities are conducted, linked to Primary Health Centers.
So far about 984 acitivities done in 58 workplaces , 90 Community based organizations(CBO) and 16 schools 699 activitst and 219 employees trained

Health promotion activities content included to the program were - introduction of the project and Health Promotion Officer(HPO) – Discussions on NCD burden of Sri Lanka – 4 main NCDs / 4 main risk factors / 4 main risk conditions - measuring risk conditions - how to change risk factors - examples for previous project activities, initiating exercise and changing dietary practices within households, introducing basic aerobic steps and hand moment, facilitate to practice basic aerobic steps and create 30 minutes aerobic session with the group.

Above activities were done in all settings every week and followed up by monitoring them through setting level and initiated the process to send follow up and educational SMSs in collaboration with a leading telecommunication company in Sri Lanka.

Distrct level review and showcasing meeting on health promotion
was held on 18th August 2017 at Auditorium, Sri Lanka Medical Association. 50 participants attended the meeting including Deputy Director General/NCD Ministry of Health, Director NCD unit Ministry of Health, Regional Director Health services Kurunagala, MOHs, MONCDs, HEOs, MOs, CMC officials, Health Education Bureau resource persons, Health Promotion Officers and SLMA Officials. HPOs showcased community activities videos photos with success and unsuccessful stories.

Provincial programmes for workplace health promotion
were held at Mallawapitiya divisional secretariat office on 29th of September 2017 and Ridigama Divisional Secretariat Office on 27th of July 2017. HP programme held at Kahawatta labor office for provincial level workplace staff and aerobics session was held on 25th August 2017.

Rathgama Govi Jana Sewa HP programme was held on 1st of March 2017 with the participation of 20 participants representing work place settings in Southern province. A health promotion programme for active work place settings in Central province will be held at RDHS Kandy in the coming months. It was suggested to continue monitoring and conducting health promotion and aerobics activities for provincial level work place staff at NCD unit Kandy. Gonapiniwala MOH office HP programme will be held on 31st October 2017 for 3/5 MOH in the Southern province for work place staff, Community based settings.