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    9 Dec 2016
    Dr. Reggie Perera delivers Key Note Address
    Dr. Reggie Perera delivered the keynote address at the Leadership Programme for Health System Managers of the Eastern Province on 8th & 9th December 2016, at the Auditorium of the office of the Regional Director of Health Services, Batticaloa. This is the first Provincial programme conducted by the MOH for capacity building of Senior Managers. His address consisted of two parts, theoretical aspects of leadership & his personal experiences of outstanding examples of leadership for health development. Pic shows him distributing CPD certificates for participants. reggiebat.jpg

    4 Oct 2016
    Dr. Abeykoon participates at the South-East Asian Seminar on Ageing
    Dr. A.T.P.L. Abeykoon, Senior Fellow was invited to participate as a Resource Speaker at the Consultative Seminar on Population Ageing in South-East Asian countries held in Kuala Lumpur during 29-30, August 2016. Country presentations were made on Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, and China. The seminar was organized by ICOMP and IPPF, Malaysia. atpl3.jpg

    1 Jun 2016
    Dr. Abeykoon attends the Pension Experts Meeting
    Dr. A.T.P.L. Abeykoon participated at the 11th Pension Experts Meeting organized by the OECD Korea Policy Centre in Seoul during 26-27, May 2016. The main theme of the meeting was "sustainability of pension schemes". The participants comprised actuaries, economists and demographers from the countries in the Asia Pacific Region. Abey.jpg

    Dr. Abeykoon who is a member of the Editorial Board of the Asia-Pacific Population Journal also attended the Editorial Board Meeting on 24th May at UNESCAP, Bangkok.

    22 Mar 2016
    Dr. Dalpatadu inducted as the President College of Medical Administrators
    IHP Senior Fellow Dr. Shanti Dalpatadu was inducted as the President of the College of Medical Administrators of Sri Lanka at a ceremony held at the Kingsbury Hotel Colombo on 18 March 2016. Hon. D. M. Swaminathan, Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs was the chief guest, while the senior medical administrator Dr George Fernando, who was the founder President and patron of the College was the guest of honour at the occasion.

    Having worked in the Ministry of Health for over 30 years in various capacities, Dr. Dalpatadu held the post of Deputy Director General of Health Services (Planning) for eight years till his early retirement in 2002. Thereafter, following a consultancy with the WHO SEARO office, he joined IHP, where he works up to now.

    Being a founding member of the College of medical Administrators, and its inaugural secretary, Dr. Dalpatadu in his induction speech took the audience down the annals of the College of Medical Administrators. Founded in 1992, the College from an initial membership of 46 has grown to over 200 by now. Dr. Dalpatadu identified establishment of post graduate courses as a key objective of the College, and noted that as at end December 2015, there were 224 Master's holders and 24 board certified consultant medical administrators in the country.

    On the topic of 'Building a Culture of Excellence in Medical Administration', Dr. Dalpatadu gave an elaborative account of the history of medical administration of Sri Lanka, starting from Dr Christopher Elliot's time in 1858. He named all the personalities who headed the Health Department from 1925 to date, while noting how the top designation changed from Principle Civil Medical Officer to Director Health Services in 1925, and to Director General of Health Services, 58 years later. Based on a study conducted among the retired medical administrators to find out the 'Excellent medical administrators, amongst their predecessors, contemporaries and subordinates', Dr. Dalpatadu identified former DGHS/ Secretary Ministry of Health Dr. Joe Fernando as the topmost role model in medical administration in Sri Lanka.

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