Since its launch, Rajarata Pregnancy Cohort has received many national awards. The most recent addition to this list was for the research paper titled “Do You Know Why She is Worried?”: Fear Inducing Factors as Perceived by Pregnant Women in the First Trimester in Anuradhapura District.
The 26th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka is the premier public health conference in Sri Lanka. AASCCPSL was held as a virtual conference this year due to the prevailing pandemic situation. The research paper was based on the diaries written by pregnant women during the first trimester of their pregnancy, describing fear associated with pregnancy. The paper was authored by Kaludewa HN, Gunasekara SD and Agampodi TC.
The paper won the best oral presentation of the session and the prestigious Dr S D Vldyasagara Award for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, one of the four main awards of the session.
RAPCO researchers have previously won the prestigious Sir Nicholas Attygalle Award – for the best paper in the 133rd Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, the Best paper award under the “Improving Mental Well-being” category in the 25th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka and the Best Research Award in the 53rd Annual Scientific Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.