Focus Areas


Who We Are

How We Work

Child Survival

Water & Sanitation



CRC @ 25



Early Child Development Standards

The report will help to lay the foundation for strong ECD programming across all sectors in the country by providing guidance to parents and caregivers on proper care practices and key development benchmarks for Sri Lankan children below the age of five.




National Nutrition and Micronutrient Survey 2012
Anaemia among children aged 6-59 months and nutritional status of children and adults



Nutritional status in Sri Lanka, determinants and interventions: a desk review



Assessment of Nutritional Status Northern Provice



Trends in Maternal Mortality

Globally, the total number of maternal deaths decreased by from 543 000 in 1990 to 287 000 in 2010. Likewise, the global maternal mortality ratio (MMR) declined from 400 maternal deaths per 100 000 live births in 1990 to 210 in 2010, representing an average annual decline of 3.1 per cent.



Assessment of Nutritional Status and Associated Factors in Northern Province



Infant and Young Child Feeding training manual

This could be used by health care service professionals to train feed staff.
Download Sinhala (182mb), Tamil (130mb)


Maternal Newborn Child Health and Nutrition for Survival Development 2010

These 25 health and nutrition district profiles enable government partners access to key trends, at-a-glance, and to compare data trends for each district as we jointly seek to address health and nutrition social inequities.

National profile


District profiles

Ampara Gampaha Kilinochchi Nuwara Eliya
Anuradhapura Hambanthota Mannar Polonnaruwa
Badula Jafna Matale Puttalam
Batticaloa Kalutara Matara Rathnapura
Colombo Kandy Monaragala Trincomalee
Galle Kegalle Mullaitivu Vavuniya



Nutrition and Food Security Survey 2010

In partnership, the Ministry of Health, UNICEF and World Food Programme (WFP), have produced this Nutrition and Food Security Survey of Sri Lanka. It is the first survey to assess the underlying causes of malnutrition in Sri Lanka and the related impact of the increase in global food prices.

This UNICEF and WFP funded survey reveals there are significant disparities between different regions of the country. While the incidence of stunting and underweight was higher in rural areas such as the estate sector and Hambantota, wasting was found to be higher in urban areas including Colombo.

While Sri Lanka is largely on track to attaining most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), significant challenges relating to poverty and child malnutrition remain including socio-economic and regional disparities.



Overview of Maternal Mortality in Sri Lanka 2001-2005

The reduction of maternal mortality is a major international public health goal, but many countries are finding difficulties to make progress towards it. The case of Sri Lanka is successfull story tat demonstrates how rapidly progress can occur when fundamental building blocks are in place.

We consider that other countries at similar income levels can take inspiration from Sri Lanka's strategies, interventions and impressive results in reducing maternal deaths. It is our hope that this maternal mortality review will bring a better understanding of each maternal death occuring in this country, as well as key findings to inform policy-making at all levels.




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