“There is no human endeavor that is outside the realm of public health”


The Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka is the premier center for public health training and research in Rajarata area. Our primary mission is to develop an outstanding academic environment for undergraduate and graduate training in public health and community medicine through unique blend of traditional community medicine teaching, hands on public health experience, with incorporating global health perspectives.

Our cross cutting interdisciplinary collaborative research expands into a wide range of public health issues including neglected tropical diseases, maternal and child health and non communicable diseases. The department features numerous opportunities for community-based student learning, experience in real life public health interventions, outreach programs and partnerships that promote health, wellbeing and the quality of life in rural population in Rajarata area.

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Department of Community Medicine