The Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, which came into existence in 1996, is the glittering successor to its forerunner, the much-respected Ceylon Paediatric Association (CPA), which had been inaugurated in 1952.
The College, with all Consultant Paediatricians of the country as its members, is the premier academic non-trade union institution that is exclusively involved with optimal child healthcare.
Over the last 26 years it has gone from strength to strength and is intensely involved with continuing medical education, humanitarian projects for paediatric healthcare, collaboration with international paediatric organisations and in an advocacy role to the Government of Sri Lanka.
The mission of the College is to facilitate the advancement of paediatric healthcare in the country, influence policy decisions, support and sustain continuous professional development of child healthcare personnel while promoting collaboration amongst the paediatricians.
Children, who represent 30 per cent of Sri Lanka’s total population, are disproportionately impacted by humanitarian crises and require special care and attention. In the context of such pressing problems, our College had to step out of our main objectives and shoulder more wider social responsibilities related child health.Continue reading ...
The Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, is involved in many social projects for the improvements in child health-care services in Sri Lanka.