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Sex education is a must- To combat HIV/AIDS

BY Umesh Moramudali The incidence of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) is on the increase and is becoming a health threat to many nations. Sri Lanka too is now seeking ways of combating STD as the number of patients diagnosed with STD keep increasing. According to Dr. Sisira Liyanage, the head of the National STD/AIDS Control Programme, providing comprehensive sex education to youth and making it a part of the curriculum is a major way of reducing the spread of STDs. He noted that H...

BY Umesh Moramudali Today, Health is Wealth focus is on Maternal Health and the Midwifery Service. Sri Lanka is known as a country which consistently maintains a low maternal mortality rate. Achieving low child mortality rates and improvements in maternal health were two major goals in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be achieved by 2015. This article attempts to explore where the country stands in terms of maternal health and the challenges to be faced in impr...

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