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Millennium Development Goals – Sri Lanka’s Achievements and Challenges Ahead

In this article, Wimal Nanayakkara takes a look at how far Sri Lanka has come in achieving the The Millennium Development Goals, as highlighted in the MDG Country Report 2014.

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National Medicinal Drug Regulatory Authority Bill and the Medicinal Drug Policy of Sri Lanka: Some Challenges

In this article, G D Dayaratne takes a look at the challenges in effectively implementing the National Medicinal Drugs Regulatory Authority Bill, which was passed in Parliament with amendments on 6th March 2015.

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Towards Healthier Diets in Sri Lanka: The Role of Nutrition Labeling

In this article to mark World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) 2015 under the theme ‘Healthy Diets’, Raveen Ekanayake and Chayanka Wickramasinghe take a look at the importance of nutrition labeling to promote healthy diets.

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Patient Waiting Times in Private Hospitals: A Growing Concern in Sri Lanka

Patient waiting times is an important aspect of a patient encounter, which is often overlooked. This article highlights the need and ways to improve the patient experience by avoiding such waiting times at hospitals.

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Sri Lanka’s Ageing Population and its Health Policy Challenges

As the Sri Lankan population ages, the health sector should include chronic disease prevention through enhanced care for the elderly, and invest in a formal system of old age support.