Training for development of innovative youth programs on Adolescent and Youth Health – 2020
Family Health Bureau of the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine conducted a training program for youth representatives from several institutions in Sri Lanka on 12th & 26th February and 13th March 2020. at Family Health Bureau. Five students from Department of Health Promotion participated for this program. The main objectives of the training were to strengthen available AYHs with youth participation and to develop innovative projects on adolescent and youth health with the assistance of youth leadership.
Training sessions were facilitated by Dr. DumindaGuruge and Dr. Manoj Fernando from theDepartment of Health promotion, Faculty of Applied Sciences,Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.
The following projects were finalized to conduct by different youth groups and the first two projects are to be conducted by students of Department of Health promotion.
- Improving youth wellbeing (Special focus on Mental health)
- Addressing unprotected sexual life styles of university students
- Prevention of suicide and domestic violence
- Prevention of youth into drug addicts and improve the happiness through it
- Improving reproductive health among youth
- Improving wellbeing of young ladies
- Improving reproductive health among youth and reduction of domestic violence
The enterprise Sri Lanka exhibition organized by the Ministry of Finance was held in Anuradhapura from the 24th to 27th July in 2019 and also in in Jaffna from 07th to 10th of September in 2019.With the request of presidential task force on drug prevention, Department of Health Promotion and students actively engaged in drug prevention programs with the visitor to the exhibition.
Training on First Aid – 2019
A one day training on first aid was conducted Dr. ThilangaRuwanpathiranafrom the Ministry of Health in February 2019. The training consisted of both theory and practical sessions. All health promotion students participated for this program.
Training program on data collection in alcohol and tobacco consumption survey – 2019
Alcohol and Drug Information Center(ADIC) conducted a training program at the faculty premises for group of health promotion students. Training was conducted in both Sinhalese and Tamil languages.
An exhibition was organized in Maharagama youth center in parallel to world children’s’ day by Independent Television Network (ITN). Group of health promotion students participated to share experiences of interventions carried out with children societies to improve health and well-being with the participants. Interactive dialogues were conducted with the participants regarding successful programs conducted by health promotion students together with children society members in Anuradhapura district.
Training program for “Yowunpura exhibition” – 2019
A group of health promotion students were trained to present their health promotion interventions with public. This three day training program was conducted in March 2019 by WHO country office with the support of Dr. Jayamal De Silva. Trained students were supposed to present an exhibition stall at the “Yowunpuraya” exhibition organized by Ministry of youth affaires in Sri Lanka
Training program on community based health promotion interventions for tobacco and alcohol prevention – 2019
A selected group of eight Health Promotion students participated for a training programmeon Social Mobilization conducted by Alcohol and Drug Information Center (ADIC)in December 2019. These students got selected for the training following a successful submission of project proposals on community based and social media based interventions for tobacco, alcohol and other drugs prevention. These students received financial support to implement the proposed interventions.
Students in Department of Health Promotion actively engaged in discussing drug prevention in Yowun Puraya (youth City) exhibition in a stall organized by the Presidential Task Force in drug prevention in consecutive two years. This exhibition was held in Nikawariya in year 2018 and in Hambanthota in year 2019.
Training on First Aid – 2018
Training on first aid was conducted in February 2018 at the Faculty auditorium by Dr. ShakyaNanayakkara, General Secretary of Healthy Lanka. Both theory and practical sessions were conducted and all health promotion students participated for this training.
Training program on digital data collection conducted by Plan Sri Lanka – 2018
Training program on digital data collection was conducted for health promotion students by plan international Sri Lanka on 24th August 2018 in Colombo. This aim of the program to discuss digital data collection for a baseline survey on health and nutrition status of under five years children in Anuradhapura district. Mr.ChathuraPeiris, Mr.WasanthaBandara and Mr.Shehan Fernando from plan Sri Lanka provided their technical support for the training
Training program on drug prevention for government technical officers – 2017 to 2018
Drug Prevention Task Force in the Anuradhapura District initiated a training program for technical officers from government institutes on drug prevention under National Drug Prevention National Program of the Presidential Task Force on Drug Abuse. The main objective of this program was to create a team of government officers with scientific knowledge on drug prevention.
The Presidential Task Force on Drug Prevention and Rajarata University of Sri Lanka provided training to 165 selected officers in 22 Divisional Secretariats in the Anuradhapura District. Out of this number, 52 officers were selected and continued complete a certificate course on the subject.
The expert teaching panel consisted of Prof. Diyanath Samarasinghe, Dr. Samantha Kithalawaarachchi and Dr. Duminda Gurugeand students from Department of Health promotion also contributed as second level supportive facilitators for the training programme.
An exhibition was organized in Harangala Maha Vidyalaya from 5th to 07th of December in 2017 and the Department of Health Promotion participated by presenting a stall in the exhibition which aims to promote health promotion concepts among the visitors.
Training program for police officers in community police units to prevention of drugs in Anuradhapura District – 2017
Department of Health Promotion of the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka organized a training program for officers from the Community Police Units in Anuradhapura districts together with the Presidential Task Force on drug prevention. The aim of the training program is to identify problems within the community through community policing units, and to introduce methods and interventions that can effectively address drug related issues in communities. This training program was conducted in September 2017
Institutional based health promotion intervention – 2017
Galgamuwa base hospital was selected to promote as adrug free health promotion hospitaland a place where other communities can learn from community health promotion.The target community of this project was the staff of the hospital, patients and their relativescoming to hospital..In this project, the hospital staff were trained on the process of health promotion and facilitated to take action to change the hospital community
Training programme on reducing poverty – 2017
Plan international organizationconducteda Training programme on “Reducing Poverty”for technical officers in Badulla districtwith technical support of Dr. DumindaGuruge from Department of health Promotion, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.on 06th and 07th March 2017. This training program was conducted on 06th and 07th March 2017. .
Training on personality and leadership development of students – 2017
A training on “Personality and Leadership Development” was conducted by the career guidance unit of Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. Training was held on 1st February 2017 at the Mihintale premises. The purpose of this training programme was to enhance the knowledge and skills on personality and leadership development of students. Eight students from Department of Health Promotion also participated for the training.
An exhibition organized by the Central college Anuradhapura was held in school premises in 2016. The Department of Health Promotion, together with school students, actively engaged in promoting health promotion concepts among visitors to the exhibition.
The national exhibition “wasa visa nathi ratak” (A country free of poisonous substances) was held . Health promotion students presented Health Promotion concepts to the visitors of “wasa wisa nethi ratak” National exhibition by engaging with them interactive dialogues. This exhibition was held from March 06th to March 08, 2016 in BMICH and the health promotion stall was able to empower visitors aiming to establish the idea of a country free of poisonous substances (in food and in the environment).
Health promotion students presented health promotion concept to the visitor of Wanni Innovata-2016’ Exhibition using innovative creations. . This exhibition was held in Salgadu ground in Anuradhapura from 29th to 31st of July in 2016.
Training on ‘Ethical considerations in research’ – 2016
A training on ‘ethical considerations in research’ was conducted by Prof. Athula Sumathimala in Institute of Research and Development (IRD) in 2016 for health promotion students.
Students of the Department of Health Promotion participated for Sixth “Dayata Kirula” national exhibition by presenting an innovative health promotion stall. This exhibition was in Oyamaduwa of Anuradhapura district and the health promotion stall was a main highlight of the event. The real time survey to measure negative influence from media channel on health and well-being of society was popular among visitors and provided opportunity for reflection. An interactive discussions were conducted with participants on media influence and the importance pf measuring them.