NEW! ITN Puwath Satahana - Leprosy in news http://tv.itn.lk/2017/02/06/puwath-satahana-2017-02-06/
Anti Leprosy Campaign (ALC) is the focal point in the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine that is responsible for prevention and control of leprosy in Sri Lanka. Main functions of the ALC include, program planning, implementation of planned programs, monitoring and evaluation of all activities related to leprosy, collection of leprosy related data, and dissemination of information among all stakeholders. ALC is also mandated to build and sustain partnerships with partners and coordinate and solicits support for the Leprosy Program Action Plans. The campaign is headed by the Director under the administrative control of the Directorate General Health Services of Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine. ALC is the focal point for planning and implementation of National Strategic Plan and Policy together with all stakeholders. All leprosy control strategies and plans are formulated centrally by the ALC and they are implemented by the Provincial Directors of Health Services (PDHS) and Regional Directors of Health Services (RDHS) in provincial setup.