WB praises Sri Lankan health service

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The World Bank (WB) praised the public health service in Sri Lanka by saying that there are few if any other low or middle-income countries that have public health service like in Sri Lanka, simultaneously achieved strong health outcomes, good financial protection and low cost.

In a publication on universal health care study series titled ‘Sri Lanka: Achieving Pro-Poor Universal Health Coverage without Health Financing Reforms,’ says that many countries are lauded for achieving two out of three, but few can claim to have done as well as Sri Lanka on all fronts, especially considering that it is still classified as a lower-middle income country.

“Sri Lanka’s health system has a long track record of strong performance. For at least 50 years it has achieved much better outcomes in maternal and child health and infectious disease control than would have been predicted by its income level. Health financing indicators also indicate that the health system is both pro-poor and efficient,” it said.

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  • Tax Payer Saturday, 24 February 2018 08:36 PM

    So, will the GMOA jump in and take the credit?

    perera Sunday, 25 February 2018 04:20 PM

    Yes. all in the medical service,including GMOA members and non-members,para medical services their unions should get the credit

    Dhammika Saturday, 24 February 2018 09:10 PM

    WB has admitted because all the crooks , criminals and culprits end up at the Prison hospital instead of behind bars .

    RR Saturday, 24 February 2018 09:19 PM

    Did they visit a State Hospital or a private one?

    TJ Saturday, 24 February 2018 09:42 PM

    In other words, we are the best among the worst. What about the quality of our doctors?

    das Saturday, 24 February 2018 10:18 PM

    Let's thank the GMOA for their commitment and dedication.

    Ranjitdea Sunday, 25 February 2018 07:39 AM

    Credit should go to those healthcare workers, public health nurses and inspectors who work in rural areas and not the GMOA. Of course should not forget the doctors of the good old days, they are no more.

    Saman Saturday, 24 February 2018 10:38 PM

    Thanks to the free education and health. That's why it should never be touched. Also if Sri Lanka had less corruption country would have been a developed nation decades ago.

    Dhanush Sunday, 25 February 2018 04:00 PM

    now there are more foreign graduates who studied in private schools

    Ceylon Saturday, 24 February 2018 10:45 PM

    Rajitha is a very talented man.he must be pm.later date he must be president.

    Lanka Boy Sunday, 25 February 2018 07:07 AM

    Ha ha ha !!

    Ss Saturday, 24 February 2018 11:15 PM

    Then why are we introducing an insurance scheme for medical? Is it the beginning of the end for free medical.

    Dee Sunday, 25 February 2018 06:49 AM

    Actually it's quite good. Would be better if we could chase the gmoa away and get some Indian help .

    Rohan Sunday, 25 February 2018 07:17 AM

    This appraisal is for Public Health system in terms of child mortality rates and good child vaccination programs. Indeed we can proud of that. My mother was a Public Health Nurse (PHN) who worked hard in many districts of the country from 1950's to 1980's and those days Sri Lanka had a even better recognition in the world for our great achievements. Current minister or GMOA should not take credit for this recognition.

    ANTON Sunday, 25 February 2018 08:21 AM

    WHAT THE HELL IS THIS, THAT SHOULD BE WHO (WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION) THAT IS SUPPOSED TO EVALUATE HEATH SYSTEMS.

    Muddy Sunday, 25 February 2018 08:52 AM

    We don't need international comments on our country. Just as we reject UNHR lies, we also know that this is just another lie from international community


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