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Sri Lanka: Wellawaya, Moneragala Age-Friendly Assessment Report

Background

“The District of Moneragala, in the Province of Uva, is the second largest district in Sri Lanka. The District has been selected to initiate the Age Friendly/Disabled Friendly concept for the first time in Sri Lanka. The selection was based on the requests made by Mr Senarath Attanayake, Provincial Councillor, representing the Provincial Council of Uva and is in line with the WHO age-friendly primary health care concept, as well as the WHO age-friendly cities. The concepts presented by the Age-friendly Primary Health Care Centre Toolkit, developed by the Ageing and Life Course Programme (ALC) of WHO, has been referred to throughout the document, and this has been the baseline for development of this action plan. Reference has also been made to National Policy on disability as well as the draft National Action plan on disability which is currently being finalized. Much emphasis is being placed on implementation of the CRPD and strengthens the seven thematic areas highlighted in the National Action plan to various extents.

The document is done in two parts for easy reference and includes activities in relation to setting up of Age/Disabled Friendly Primary Health Care centres as well as setting up of Age/Disabled Friendly Cities.”

Read the full document online [here].