The Handbook for Grassroot Level Public Health Workers and First Responders on Scenario-Based Training for Multi-Hazard Situations and Complex Emergencies was launched this morning. On behalf of SIHL, our Director Mr Udesh Fernando contributed to the development of the handbook as an Expert Resource Personnel.
This handbook will be a valuable resource to train grassroots-level public health workers and first responders in dealing with multi-hazard situations and complex emergencies. Dr Lahiru Kodithuwakku is one of the co-authors and the publication is a product of the National Dengue Control Unit (NCDU) in collaboration with the Disaster Preparedness and Response Division (DPRD) of the Ministry of Health and the World Food Programme (WFP).
The event was graced by senior officials from the Ministry of Health and Mr. Abdurrahim Siddiqui, the Country Representative & Country Director of WFP Sri Lanka. Public health staff from various districts and civil society organizations also attended, all contributing to grassroots-level public health practices.
We are proud to be part of this initiative, and we hope the handbook will help enhance the capacity of our public health workers and first responders.
The handbook can be downloaded via our Research and Publications section.