The World Health Organization (WHO) has selected 21 young members from over 2000 applicants from around the world to raise a voice for the youth and to raise awareness among the public by advocating the development of Primary Health Care (PHC). This team consisted of a diverse group of young professionals including general practitioners, primary care nurses, researchers, health economists, academics, policy makers etc. who collectively worked towards achieving the goal.
Dr. Chamath Fernando, the coordinator for the National Centre for Primary Care and Allergy Research (NCPCAR) has been appointed by WHO to the PHC Young Leaders Network (YLN) which indeed has brought pride to us. Having brought an immense honour to our tiny island as a youth member representing Sri Lanka, at the Global Conference on PHC held in Astana, Kazakhstan in October 2018, we wish Dr. Chamath the best of luck for all his future endeavours in bringing fame and recognition to our country. We are extremely proud of you!
Dr. Chamath has shared the experiences he obtained in this major leap through an article in Daily Mirror (17-Nov-2018).