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Dr. Dilini Wijesekara

Consultant community physician

MBBS(SL), MSc(com.med), MD (com.med)

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Dr.Krishantha Samaraweera

Regional Epidemiologist

MBBS(SL)

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Dr.Gimhani Kapugedara

MO RE Unit

MBBS(SL),MSc(Community medicine)

 

 

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Dr.Nirmala Jayasooriya

MO Regional Malaria

MBBS(SL)

 

 

VISION

Promote health and quality of life by preventing communicable diseases in Gampaha District

MISSION

To reduce the risk factors and disease burden of preventable communicable diseases for people in Gampaha, in partnership with others, through providing the health promotion, surveillance, investigation and control that improve the quality standards.

INTRODUCTION

The Epidemiology Unit is responsible for collection, compilation, analysis, interpretation of health data and the dissemination of health information on communicable diseases to support decision making on current and emerging health situations at the local, regional and national levels. The unit is also responsible for disease surveillance, outbreak investigation, vector surveillance and control of communicable diseases. This information is de-identified, compiled into maps, fact sheets, and detailed epidemiological profiles that are available for use by medical providers, community organizations, and the public.

The services provided by the Epidemiology Unit include:

  1. Control all the communicable diseases.
  2. Disease and Vector surveillance.
  3. Outbreak break prediction and identification.
  4. Effective vaccination to achieve the maximum coverage.
  5. Operational research.
  6. Monitoring, supervision and evaluation
  7. Providing safe water ,preventing communicable diseases and maintaining hygienic conditions at disaster with the help of disaster control unit
  8. Periodic reports on the status of communicable diseases.
  9. Making data on morbidity and mortality available to health personnel and to the general public.

 

Entomology Unit

Mrs. Rasika Dalpadado

Entomologist

MPHIL(Kel), BSc special(kel)

Sri Lanka Scientific Service

Vision

Prevent vector borne diseases by controlling medically important insects and wellbeing of people in Gampaha district

Mission

  • Reduce the disease burden of dengue and other exotic vector borne diseases in Gampaha district and carry out cooperative and applied research on insects of medical importance to enable better control or reduce the impact of problem species
  • Promote public awareness and provide an advisory service on insects of medical importance to various government authorities, private enterprise and the public.
What we do

The entomology unit provides technical guidance and carries out vector surveillance, susceptibility and efficacy monitoring, and control of insects of medical importance that affect human health.

It primarily performs a public health function with the aim of reducing the impact of insects of medical importance on the health and wellbeing of people in the Northern Territory. Mosquitoes and biting midges are the primary focus.

Services
  • Advice, monitoring, and control of insects of medical importance that affect human health.
  • Carry out vector surveillance activities
  • Taxonomical identification of disease vectors
  • Analysis of the factors associated with transmission of vector-borne diseases
  • Evaluation of insecticides to determine the susceptibility state of mosquito vectors
  • Determine the efficacy of insecticide application techniques
  • Outbreak break prediction and identification.
  • Operational research on vector bionomics