Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka
The mission of the Ministry of Health is to contribute to the social and economic development of Sri Lanka by achieving the highest attainable health status through preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services of high quality made available and accessible to people of Sri Lanka.
As of 2011, the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health and IHME are collaborating with the University of Peradeniya to collect and analyze costing information from the nation’s health system. Costing experts from the University of Colombo will also participate in the research. The Ministry of Health and University of Peradeniya will undertake primary data collection at a range of facilities.
A compilation of other data sources maintained by the Ministry of Health will complement the new data. Analyses will examine the cost of different facilities and intervention combinations. The survey instrument is based on a core survey implemented in approximately 15 other countries. The survey will provide needed data to calculate both cost effectiveness estimates and optimal resource allocation assessments of different intervention-platform combinations.
This work is part of the Access, Bottlenecks, Costs, and Equity project. The team will summarize country-specific conclusions and submit them for publication. They will also write a country-specific report that summarizes the descriptive information learned and procedures undertaken.