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Sri Lanka declared Rubella-free by WHO

5 September 2018 07:45 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The World Health Organization (WHO) today declared Sri Lanka as a Rubella-free-country, the Health Ministry said.

Health Ministry’s Media Secretary Nipun Ekanayake said that the certificate declaring Sri Lanka as a Rubella-free-country was given to Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne by WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia Poonam Khetrapal Singh at WHO South-East Asia Region meeting in New Delhi, India.

“Sri Lanka was declared as Malaria-free-country in 2015, Filaria-free-country in 2016 and Neonatal Tetanus-free-country in 2017 by the WHO. Today’s declaration of Sri Lanka as a Rubella-free-country was another landmark for the healthcare services in 2018,” he said. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

  Comments - 2

  • Kamala Thursday, 06 September 2018 09:29 AM

    Congratulations! Some request rubella immunity status as a premarital screening test: now it appears unnecessary, I feel.

    MK Thursday, 06 September 2018 03:48 PM

    Congratulation winning rubella in tropical sub continent.

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