Annual Reports 2020
The year 2020 was filled with efficient leprosy control activities carried out by Anti
Leprosy Campaign (ALC) Sri Lanka, although the novel Coronavirus pandemic (COVID19) emerged in December 2019 and became a global catastrophe throughout the following year. During this time period while the entire world was becoming more aware of the significance of epidemiology and preventive healthcare, leprosy control activities were
carried out successfully in 2020.
In 1954, ALC was formed under Department of Health along with several other campaigns. ALC functions as a vertical programme, being responsible for all leprosy related
activities in Sri Lanka. ALC directorate functions under guidance of Deputy Director General – Public Health Services I (DDG- PHS1) for the last several decades.