Behavioral Development for Disease Prevention

Main Focus

  • Awareness of the masses, with the amalgamation of all institutions, through a proper methodology, on the possible causes of the disease, how to control the spread of disease, preventive measures to be taken through meetings, workshops, discussions and case studies.
  • Awareness through Electronic Media
  • Awareness through Print Media
  • Other means of communication, such as Street Dramas and Documentary Films
  • School based activities
  • Empowerment of masses by the establishment of Village Level Committees to change the behavioral patterns in high risk areas.
  • Monitoring of changes in the behavioral patterns of people

  • We have started programs to educate the school children with the collaboration of the Ministry of Education, Min. of Health and Min. of Mass Media (already we have done programs in Anuradhapura, Vavunia and Badulla districts and the other districts will be covered soon)
  • The distribution of leaflets, hand books and periodicals have already been done
  • School based competitions such as short stories, essay & oratory competitions were conducted
  • Awareness by radio broadcasts and articles in periodicals
  • The kidney disease and it’s prevention has been included as a subject into the curriculum of school education
  • Village level awareness is being done through the Divisional Secretariats