Screen Shot 2020-06-20 at 10.24.39Since the late 1920s, the Sri Lankan health system has been centered on the foundation of formal primary health care (PHC). Given the country’s prioritization of equitable access for a population where ~70% of patients live in rural areas, Sri Lanka has seen remarkable health gains over the last several decades, including rising life expectancy due to reduced mortality among mothers, infants, and children. Sri Lanka has worked hard to integrate public health and primary care with health stations across the country in an effort to try to ensure all patients have a health facility – even just a one-person station offering basic clinical care and public health interventions – within 20 kilometers, and coverage of basic medical facilities are typically situated closer (~1.4km – 4km)….more