Published by the office of the Provincial Director of Health Services, Western Province
This site is still under construction
This is the inaugural launch of the interactive online health bulletin of the Western province.
This online health bulletin of Western province includes comprehensive and interactive information of government health sector in Western province and reflects the real time health status of the province and trends over the past period as well.
Statistics pertaining to four major areas namely morbidity, mortality, resource availability and provision of services as well as descriptive profiles and performance statistics of health and health related programs, campaigns and institutions of Western Province are included in this web portal.
This Health Bulletin of Western Province will be the main publication for health data dissemination, provides information needed for various purposes such as planning and management of health care services, monitoring and evaluation of health and health related programs and projects, disease prevention activities, etc.
Planning unit of the Office of the Provincial Director of Health Services is responsible for collecting and compilation of health data and preparation of this oline Health bulletin.
Western Province is in a fast phase of development. Keeping on par with this development, Western Province health sector has taken up many development projects in multiple facets of health care provision. The Annual Health Bulletin of Western Province, which is the main provider of health related information, plays an important role in planning and monitoring of these projects. Moreover, it acts as the mirror that reflects the health status of Western Province.
The publication of this bulletin over the recent past has been hampered owing to various reasons. This publication bears witness to untiring efforts of the staff at Office of Provincial Director of Health Services, Western Province to cover the bulk of the backlog.
I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Provincial Ministry of Health, Western Province for the immense contribution made during 2017 to strengthen the health services in Western Province.
Further, I wish to appreciate all officials who have given their fullest support by providing data pertaining to their respective institutions, programmes, the staff of Planning Unit of the office of Provincial Director of Health Services, Western Province for the support extended in publishing the Annual Health Bulletin of Western Province 2017.
Finally, I must thank the Regional Directors of Health Services of Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara and their staff, all the MOHs and their staff at Western Province for their hard work right throughout the year without the provincial health services will be a success.
Provincial Director of Health, Western Province.