HealthRight began operations in Sri Lanka in July 2005, under a project developed in partnership with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Healthcare, Nutrition, and Uwa Wellassa Development (MOH) and funded in large part by private donors in the USA. Our activities focused on the rehabilitation and renovation of two rural hospitals in the Hambantota district serving tsunami-affected populations: Ranna Rural Hospital and Nakulugamuwa Hospital. The rehabilitation and upgrade of these hospitals has restored and improved health services to over 138,000 residents.
HealthRight also trained a corps of local volunteers to provide community-based health education and related services. A campaign on primary health care, hygiene, and sanitation reached over 3,000 community members in twelve tsunami affected areas. A series of one-day community medical camps screened and treated hundreds of patients who had little access to hospitals or clinics.
Operations formally closed effective September 15, 2006.