Health & Nutrition

Monday 3 October 2022

Save the Children speaks with US Ambassador to UN Agencies in Rome- Cindy McCain, and US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung about its programmes, and food insecurity in Sri Lanka.


Left to right: Timothy Edward - Senior Manager- Community Mobilization, Save the Children, Dr. Mariano Belliard- USDA , Julian Chellappah- National Director, Save the Children, US Ambassador to UN, Cindy McCain, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung and Micah Olad- Chief of Party/ PALAMA project, Save the Children. 

Friday 26 August 2022

U.S. Donates 3,000 metric tons of food to feed Sri Lankan school children

Colombo, August 26, 2022: Today, the United States, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and in partnership with Save the Children, received 320 metric tons of split yellow peas to nourish school children across Sri Lanka. The donation is part of a larger one of 3,000 metric tons of food.  U.S. Ambassador Julie Chung, the Hon. Dr Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Education, and representatives from the Ministry of Health, the National Planning Department, and Save the Children attended the hand-over ceremony.

Thursday 12 July 2018

Save the Children's Good Nutrition on Tea Estates project welcomes the Ministry of Health's Secretary for Nutrition Month

Sri Lanka celebrates National Nutrition Month every June. This year, the Ministry of Health, together with Save the Children’s Good Nutrition on Tea Estates (GNoTE) project, conducted programs in the estate sector to promote awareness and encourage the adoption of optimal nutrition practices. This was a part of an ongoing campaign to raise awareness and ultimately improve nutrition practices among pregnant women, new mothers, and children on the country’s tea estates. 

Thursday 26 January 2017

Save the Children promotes Mother and Child Friendly Tea Estates in Sri Lanka

A Health Center in St. Coombs Estate in Thalawakelle, Nuwara Eliya upgraded by Save the Children in partnership with Tea Research Institute (TRI) was declared opened by the Minister of Plantation, Mr. Naveen Dissanayake, Country Director of Save the Children in Sri Lanka, Mr. Chris McIvor and Deputy Country Director of Save the Children, Mr. Julian Chellappah on 21st of January. The opening ceremony was held during an Awards Ceremony of TRI which was held under auspices of His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka, Mr.

Tuesday 15 September 2015

Safe and Quality Child Development Centers for Children in Nuwara Eliya

Children in Nuwara Eliya now safely spend quality time in upgraded Child Development Centers while their mothers are engaged in tea plucking. Eight Centers on tea estates refurbished by Save the Children through Plantation Human Development Trust (PHDT) was recently handed over to the community. Hosting around 800 children, the centers represent the importance of having a communal and safe space for mothers and children and also as learning centers for the mothers.

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