Godfrey Gunatilleke

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BACKGROUND Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a so-called neglected tropical disease, currently overshadowed by higher-profile efforts to address malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. Despite recent successes in arresting transmission, some 40 million people who already have the disease have been largely neglected. This study aims to increase understanding of how(More)
Sri Lanka's public health care system is free at the point of use and maintains a focus on equity. However, noncommunicable diseases, such as diabetes, are rapidly increasing in prevalence and posing new challenges to the system and to patients and households. In-depth interviews and focus group discussions were conducted in four districts of Sri Lanka to(More)
This study of emigration from Sri Lanka is introduced by a brief review of the situation during the colonial period and an overview of recent migration experience. The second section of the paper deals with data collection and sources for labor migration, political migration, and estimates of total net migration. The third section looks at economic and(More)
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