Migration Health Research to Advance Evidence Based Policy and Practice in Sri Lanka

Author : Kolitha Wickramage, Sharika Peiris, Davide Mosca | 2017
Published By: International Organization for Migration

The rapid economic development over the past few years has accelerated Sri Lanka's global connectivity with increased population mobility both within and across our national borders. It is well recognized that public health is greatly influenced by population mobility. Protecting the health and well-being of migrant populations, their families and host populations is paramount to ensure sustainable development in the country. Since its adoption in 2008, Sri Lanka has progressed rapidly in advancing the 61st World Health Assesmbly resolution on Health of Migrants. My commitment to implementing the migration health agenda extended from my tenure as the Minister of Health to my Presidency. In 2009, the Ministry of Health with the technical and financial assistance of the International Organization for Migration spearheaded a national programme to ensure better health outcomes for the various types of migrant flows; inbound, outbound and internal migration.

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