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Sunday, 17 July 2016 - 14:59
WHO has declared SL as a Filaria free country
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The World Health Organization has declared Sri Lanka as a Filaria free country on 21st this month.

Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne said he has received the certificate issued by the WHO with this regard.

Sri Lanka is the second Southeast Asian country to free of the disease.

The other country to successfully eradicate Filaria in the region is Maldives.

In 2016 so far 32 Filaria patients were reported, and 24 out of them were from Galle district.
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