The World Bank having recognized the Governments’ efforts to improve the health system has extended its support for the country’s overall health sector development programme by providing a budget support.
Thus, the Second Health Sector Development Programme (SHSDP) has been developed for a five year period identifying strategic activities to be implemented under the NHSDP covering few thematic areas such as malnutrition, prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, maternal & child health and health system improvement.
The total budgetary requirement for the five year Health Sector Programme is expected to be around US$ 5,170 million and the International Development Association (IDA) of World Bank provides US$ 200 million for SHSDP. The disbursements are expected to be released in tranches based on progress in health budget linked performance indicators (DLIs).
Sri Lanka reports better health indicators than most developing countries and many lower middle-income nations.
The remarkable achievements are based on our health programmes implemented under visionary guidance of the Mahinda Chinthana: Vision for the Future – Sri Lanka, the Emerging Wonder of Asia: the National Development Policy Framework for Development and Growth in Sri Lanka, the Five Year National Health Sector Development Plan (NHSDP) 2013-2017, the Ministry of Finance and Planning said.