UN health officials visit Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 08 June 2005, 17:27 GMT]
Two member-delegation of the World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday visited Jaffna and held discussion with the representatives of Jaffna District NGOs Consortium and the Federation of Displaced Persons Organizations in Jaffna regarding the improvement of health and medical facilities in tsunami affected coastal villages in the district, sources said.

Representatives of Jaffna civil groups briefed the UN health delegation on the difficulties people confront in obtaining medical and health facilities in their villages.

Representatives told the delegation that the Sri Lanka Government institutions have failed to provide proper medical and health care to tsunami-affected villagers, sources said.

The discussion was held in the office of the Jaffna District NGOs Consortium.

The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. It was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

 

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