Sri Lanka Annual Health Bulletin 2018

The Annual Health Bulletin (AHB) 2018 is published by the Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka. It provides comprehensive information of government health sector in Sri Lanka. As the Annual Health Bulletin (AHB) played a significant role in the health planning process, it was necessary to improve the quality and coverage of the health stascs as well as the methodology of presentation of the information in the AHB. Therefore the AHB was restructured from the year 2016 to meet

the needs of health service planners and other sectors using health data. The new structure presents health information on four major areas; Health Status of the country, Health Risk Factors among the population, Health Service Coverage and Health System inputs and outputs. In addition to that, AHB contains data of four major areas; morbidity, mortality, resource availability and provision of services.