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ICRC Primary Health Care for residents in LTTE held areas
[December 11, 2001 - 9.15 GMT]

The International Committee of the Red Cross in Sri Lanka operates (ICRC) twenty-eight Primary Health Care (PHC) Centres for residents in the LTTE held Wanni.

The PHC Program was started in the early nineties to respond to the need for decentralised health services for the people living in the remote areas of the Wanni. It started as a co-operation program between the ICRC and the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society.

Since 1998, the program has been delegated to the Canadian Red Cross (CRC), which is in charge of the financial, and technical monitoring and supervision.

These centres are conducted in 43 villages in Kilinochchi, Mannar North, Vavuniya North and Mullativu districts.

Community Health Workers conduct health education sessions for the people and pay home visits to the most vulnerable families and assess their living conditions and health status.

Five Mobile Health Teams conduct clinics once a week in these areas.




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Last Updated Date: December 11, 2001  -  9.15 GMT.