Health Screening

The term “Health care” refers to the maintenance or improvement of health by way of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease in human beings. MFCD regards health care as an important sector in promoting physical and mental health, and hence determines to assist primary and secondary care through the following segments. 

Health Screenings are tests that look out for diseases before you have symptoms. Screening tests can detect diseases early, when they're easier to treat. MFCD has devised a comprehensive health screening programme for children.

Protein Energy Malnutrition (PEM) and anemia are still common nutritional disorders among children in Sri Lanka. The prevalence of anemia among the Sri Lankan population is around 20% which is four times higher than WHO’s standard of 5%. If PEM and anemia is untreated in children, it will lead to many consequences such as impaired physical growth, decreased physical activity, increased infectious disease risk, poorly maintained pregnancies etc.

MFCD’s objectives of health screening are to identify children who are anemic and suffering from PEM and treat them accordingly, to assess hygienic condition and have general and systematic examination of children, to assess children’s vision, produce analysis reports and identify problems, etc.

Activities which will be carried out for each children are a detailed case history, physical examination, BMI and vision screening, full blood and urine tests, consultation with medical officers, as well as referring patient to a specialist for further management.

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