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Unit Head

• Dr. Sherine Balasingham - Consultant Community Physician


Unit Staff

• Dr. Dhanusha Punyadasa - Registrar in Community Medicine
• Dr. Dhananja Kaushalya - Registrar in Community Medicine
• Dr. Komakal Sivanthan - Medical Officer
• Dr. Asanka Eriyawa - Medical Officer -Health Informatics


Services

• Coordination of establishment of Hospital Health Promotion settings
• Develop, plan and implement mechanisms to monitor and evaluate implementation of all Health Promotion & Health Education activities at national, provincial and district level.
• Monitor and evaluate physical and financial progress of all funded technical activities of the institution.
• Develop, plan, implement and monitor mechanisms to increase public interest and demand for knowledge on health issues in terms of Health Communication, Risk Communication and Health Promotion through ‘ Suwasariya’
• Develop and implement sustainable mechanisms to enhance multi stakeholder partnership
• Disseminate information to the general public and relevant stakeholders on service delivery
• Development of the National Health Promotion Programme & Strategic plans of the HPB
• Responsible for upgrading and maintenance of the HPB website
• Coordinate, facilitate and monitor the Suwaseriya services - 24hour hotline
• Coordinate with all relevant health and non-health stakeholders in prevention of AcuteNCDs
• Coordinate all national, provincial and district reviews on Health Promotion and Health Education
• Development of electronic Information and Management system eHEAPIMS
• Preparation of institutional plans and performance reports


Unit Head

• Dr. MAAP Alagiyawanna (Consultant Community Physician, Health Promotion Bureau)


Unit Staff

• Dr Ashan Pathirana (Registrar in Community Medicine)
• Dr Indeewara Muthuarachchi (Reg. in Community Medicine)
• Dr Kusal Weerasinghe (Reg. Community Medicine)
• Dr. Dilukshi Wickramasinghe (Reg. Community Medicine)
• Dr. Lasantha Wijesekera (Medical Officer, Health Promotion Bureau)


Services

• Happy village project
• IEC material development for community empowerment
• Development of advocacy packages for HP and NCD prevention – middle level non health manages at MOH level
• Develop community HP models through rural development programmes, CBOs, private organizations (eg., micro finance companies)
• Research – Collaborative research with local and international partners to strengthen HP
• Monitoring and evaluation of health promotion projects/ programmes
• Undergraduate and postgraduate training on advocacy, HP
• Developing social media platform for HP
• Strengthening collaboration with NCD bureau, YED


Unit Head

• Dr. Asanthi Balapitiya Fernando- Consultant Community Physician


Unit Staff

Dr. Jeewaranga Gunasekara – Registrar in Community Medicine
• Dr. Gayani Gunawardana - Registrar in Community Medicine
• Dr. Gamini Samarawickrama - Medical Officer

Unit Head

• Dr Priyanga Ranasinghe (Unit head) -Consultant Community Physician


Unit Staff

• Dr Deshani Herath – Registrar in Community Medicine
• Dr Niluka Gunathilaka – Registrar in Community Medicine
• Dr Samitha Prasanna – Registrar in Community Medicine


Services

Activities involved in Risk Communication
• Development of risk communication National Strategic plan, capacity building on Risk Communication activities
• Stakeholder activities of International Health Regulation implementation
• Work Place Health Promotion setting development
• work in collaboration with relevant stakeholders for Communicable diseases prevention activities
• Improvement of Health literacy of the Sri Lankans through number of media activities


Unit Head

• Dr. Priyanga Ranasinghe - Consultant Community Physician


Unit Staff

Dr.Deshani Herath – Registrar in Community Medicine
• Dr.Niluka Gunathilaka – Registrar in Community Medicine
• Dr.Samitha Prasanna – Registrar in Community Medicine

Unit Head

• Dr. Supun Wijesinghe - Consultant Community Physician


Unit Staff

Dr.Subha Perera - Senior Registrar in Community Medicine
• Dr. Sanjeewanie Karunaratne - Medical Officer
• Dr. Chandima Vithana - Medical Officer

Unit Head

• Dr. Supun Wijesinghe - Consultant Community Physician


Unit Staff

• Dr. Sumudu Rajasinghe - Registrar/Community Medicine
• Dr. Sanjeewanie Karunaratne - Medical Officer
• Dr. Chandima Vithana - Medical Officer


Unit Head

• Dr. Sherine Balasingham Unit Head (Consultant in Community Physician)


Unit Staff

• Dr. Danushi Wickramasinghe (Senior Registrar in Community Dentistry)
• Dr. Rasika Dissanayake ( Registrar in Community Dentistry)
• Dr. Charani Kodikara (Registrar in Community Dentistry)
• Dr. Ruvini Athaudage (Dental Surgeon)


Services

• Advocacy Advocacy for Oral Health Promotion on identified oral health issues and Preschool Health Promotion Setting development
• Promotion of oral health in all 5 settings developed/ proposed by the HPB: Village, pre-school, school, hospital and workplace.
• Preschool health promotion setting development
• Collaborative work with other preventive programmes and clinical sub-specialties in dentistry
• Capacity building of oral health care staff (Regional Dental Surgeons, School Dental Therapists, Nursing Officers attached to Oral Health Units) on Oral Health Promotion;
• Development of Information, Education & Communication (IEC) material;
• Conduct media seminars/ conferences on oral health; Conduct awareness programmesfor general public on novel facts and current oral health activities;
• Contribute to 24-hour health information on-call service ‘Suwasariya’ to provide clarifications for oral health related queries;
• Development of communication strategies and packages on oral health; Undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and training
• Monitoring and evaluation of oral health promotional activities at national, provincial and district levels through health promotion returns
• Conducting operational research on oral health


Unit Head

Dr. Amanthi Bandusena - Consultant Community Physician


Unit Head

• Dr. Nayani Dharmakeerthi - Registrar in Community Medicine

Unit Head

• Dr. PMT Uthpala Amarasinghe (Unit head) Consultant Community Physician.


Unit Staff

• Dr. Iresha Udayamali – Senior Registrar in Community Dentistry
• Dr. Malshi Jayasuriya - Medical Officer
• Dr. Selie Fernando - Medical Officer
• Dr. Kapila Gunawardene - Medical Officer
• Dr. MGK De Costa - Medical Officer


Services

• To streamline the routine training programs at HPB.
• To develop training modules.
• Training of hospital health education staff on personal relationships and communication skills
• Training of PH staff/ HEO on core communication skills in community mobilization.
• Training of front-line staff at OPD and PHC institutions on Communication skills
• Training of Medical officers of Health (Newly recruited) on patient communication skills.
• Training of Cancer control staff on basic counselling skills.
• To provide technical guidance and resource for training programs conducted by other units/ other institutions whenever necessary.
• Training of health staff on communication strategy and effective communication in conflict resolution and public relationships.
• To recruit and maintain a national level Training Resource pool.
• To conduct innovative research on capacity building
• To build the capacity of HPB/ staff by enrolling in collaborative National and International centers and organize fellowships to teams.
• Co-ordinate and support the post graduate MD, MS MD, MSc, and other training


Unit Head

• Dr. PMT Uthpala Amarasinghe (Unit head) - Consultant Community Physician


Unit Staff

• Dr. Iresha Udayamali – Senior Registrar in Community Dentistry
• Dr. Malshi Jayasuriya - Medical Officer
• Dr. Selie Fernando - Medical Officer
• Dr. Kapila Gunawardene - Medical Officer
• Dr. MGK De Costa - Medical Officer


Services

• Planning, designing and development for health institutions.
• Conducting national level exhibitions
• Conducting and coordination of mobile health promotion activities in government offices , institutions and workplaces
• Exhibitions,health education activities at universities and for youth
• Health education activities and exhibitions in community level.


Unit Staff

• Mr. Dhammika Samarawickrama – Audio Visual Officer
• Mr. Nalaka Sanjeewa - Audio Visual Officer

Unit Staff

• Mrs. Anoja Hewage – Administrative Officer