Strategies and interventions for building a resilient health sector
Chair: Emeritus Prof.  Narada Warnasuriya
from 10.45 am to 12.10 pm

Plenary Session  1

10.50-11.10 am

From vulnerability to resilience: Journey of the Sri Lankan Health Sector through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, 

Dr. Hemantha Herath, Deputy Director General (Public Health Services I), Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. 

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11.10-11.30 am

Pandemic, molecular epidemiology and research,

Prof. Neelika Malavige, Professor in Microbiology and Director, Centre for Dengue Pandemic, molecular epidemiology and research, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

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11.30-11.50 am

Testing - national laboratories and their role,

Dr. Jude Jayamaha, Consultant Virologist, Department of Virology, Medical Research Institute.

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11.50-12.10 pm

Challenges in patient management,

Dr. Ananda Wijewickrema, Consultant Physician, National Institute of Infectious Diseases,  Sri Lanka

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