The Sri Lanka Health and Aging Survey implemented by the Institute for Health Policy is one of the work packages of the Inclusive Social Protection for Chronic Health Problems.
The study focuses on chronic disease, healthcare use, financial protection and disability in Sri Lanka. The study results will look for gaps in the prevention and management of chronic diseases, assess the economic impact of disease and potential interventions, which will help inform policy makers to improve the SDG of good health and well being.
It has been estimated that the cost of programs to prevent and treat four major chronic diseases (cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory disease) in low and middle income countries is only 4% of the economic loss due to these conditions. It is our hope that the results from this study will influence future policy to reduce the impact of non-communicable diseases, as we track what puts people at risk of ill-health and how it affects their health, finances and quality of life.