1952 World Health Organization (WHO) in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka became a Member State of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. The first office was established, however, in 1952 at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo. Since then, WHO has partnered with the Sri Lankan Government for the betterment of health and well-being in this island nation.
WHO remains committed to play its role in taking the nation’s health to globally competitive levels. WHO will continue to support provision of universal health coverage to all population groups in the areas of: communicable diseases; non-communicable diseases; injuries and mental health; maternal, child and adolescent health; nutrition; health systems; emergency preparedness and response; and enhanced partnerships and resource mobilization for health.