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Well men clinic service in the primary health care setting

Authors:

AP de Silva ,

Postgraduate Trainee, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, Colombo, LK
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Ananda Amarasinghe,

Assistant Epidemiologist, Epidemiology Unit, Colombo, LK
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Saroj Jayasinghe,

Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, LK
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RMS Ratnayake

Regional Director of Health Services, Puttalam District, LK
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Abstract

In Sri Lanka the primary health care (PHC) services commenced in 1926, with great concern on maternal and child health [1]. More than 5 decades later the World Health Organization (WHO) emphasised prominence to PHC [2]. In 1996 Well Woman Clinics were introduced to combat the emerging epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCD) [3]. However, men are neglected by the state PHC services in the country. We explored the possibility of commencing a Well Men Clinic (WMC) service in Arachchikattuwa MOH area as an entry point to screen for NCD and risk factors of NCD.  

doi:10.4038/cmj.v53i2.241

Ceylon Medical Journal Vol. 53, No. 2, June 2008 pp.70-71

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v53i2.241
How to Cite: de Silva, A., Amarasinghe, A., Jayasinghe, S. and Ratnayake, R., 2008. Well men clinic service in the primary health care setting. Ceylon Medical Journal, 53(2), pp.70–71. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v53i2.241
Published on 12 Dec 2008.

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