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    Health Minister to take part in two key health forums

    October 14, 2017

    Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne will take part in two key health conferences to be held in Germany and Uruguay.


    Accordingly, the minister will take part in the World Health Summit 2017 to be held in Berlin, Germany from 15th to 17th October and will deliver a lecture on the theme 'Controlling Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)’. The summit will be inaugurated by German Chancellor Angela Markel.


    A total of 1,600 participants including Health Ministers from 90 countries will take part in the summit.There will be 250 sessions in the summit and 40 lecturers will deliver lectures.


    Health Minister Senaratne will also take part in the Global Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) organized by the WHO held in Montevideo, Uruguay from 18th to 20th October.


    The WHO has identified Sri Lanka as the country which has taken the most successful steps to control NCDs in the region.


    This is a significant achievement gained by Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka expects to reduce Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) by 30 percent by 2025.

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