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WHO declares Sri Lanka free from Rubella

06 September 2018 | News

WHO had declared Sri Lanka as Malaria-free country in 2015, Filaria-free country in 2016 and Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) -free country in 2017.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Sri Lanka as a Rubella-free-country.

WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh awarded the certificate declaring Sri Lanka as a Rubella-free-country to Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne at the WHO South-East Asia Regional Conference in New Delhi, India recently.

WHO had declared Sri Lanka as Malaria-free country in 2015, Filaria-free country in 2016 and Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) -free country in 2017.

The WHO Regional Director pointed out that every year Sri Lanka eliminates a disease and Sri Lanka's leadership in health services is a big support for the achievements.

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