Sri Lanka


Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) of Sri Lanka - 2017

Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) is a survey recommended to be conducted by countries, at regular intervals to assess and monitor the availability of the expected health services and the readiness of the health institutions to provide these expected services. Also, the survey generates evidence to support policy reforms, planning, implementing and monitoring the health services provided by the health system as well. The current study conducted in 2017, was the first of such survey done in Sri Lanka, fulfilling a long felt need of the area.

The study was conducted by the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine in collaboration with the Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka. SARA Sri Lanka - 2017 was funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) through the Health Sector Strengthening (HSS) Grant of the GFATM Project of the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine. The technical assistance for the survey was provided by the World Health Organization (WHO). Khulisa Management Services supported the survey through quality assurance. The survey was an example of excellent collaboration between the above governmental and non-governmental organizations.........................

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