15 November 2018

Covered by Rainforest

Much of Galle District is covered by rainforest, including large forest reserves. Despite the geographic isolation of some parts of the country, the national leprosy program has successfully implemented an innovative GIS-linked case tracking using a local tracking app. This app provides case-based data to headquarters with 100% of the country expected to be covered by the end of 2018. The app, linked to a central database developed in partnership with FAIRMED, also serves as a supervisory tool for the programme.