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Dr. Sampath Tennakoon
Senior Lecturer / Head of the Department
Office Tel. No. +94 812 396 490
Mobile +94 714 568 155
Email sampathte@yahoo.com
 
 
 
   

Educational/ Professional Qualifications

2012

PhD- Chronic diseases epidemiology/migration and health,

  Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway
   
2004- 2006 Master of Philosophy in International Community Health
  NORAD fellowship
 

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Maastricht, Netherlands

   
2003 -2004 Master of Public Health,
 

NUFFIC fellowship

 

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Maastricht, Netherlands

   
1991 -1996 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
 

Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

   
2002 Diploma in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior
  The American College of Higher Education, Sri Lanka
   
2007 Certificate in Human Rights
  Centre for Human Rights, University of Peradeniya  
   

Research Interests

Epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity
Nutritional epidemiology
Mental health
Ano-rectal diseases
Health Disaster Management

   

Research/fellowships/awards

Nuffic fellowship, Royal Dutch Government
NORAD fellowship, Royal Norwegian Government
Nominated for presidential awards for research 2012, Government of Sri Lanka

   
Commissioned reports (as Director, Health Emergency and Disaster Management Training Center, Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya)

SEARO Benchmark Assessment of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Capacity of Sri Lanka

May 2012
WHO Emergency and Humanitarian Action (EHA) Programme on SEARO benchmarking on emergency preparedness and response
Dr. Sampath Tennakoon , Dr. Edwin Salvador , Dr. Niluka Kannangara and Dr. Hemantha Herath

Director ,Health Emergency and Disaster Management Training Centre (HEDMaTC)
Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya University , WHO, Sri Lanka
Disaster Preparedness and Response Division, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

Services to the faculty of medicine and the university

 
  1. Senior student counselor of the University of Peradeniya in the year 2002.
  2. Joint secretary of the organizing committee, organizing the 7th medical exhibition of faculty of medicine Peradeniya in the year 2003.
  3. Assistant secretary, organizing committee of the 6th International Medical Congress of the Peradeniya Medical Students Alumni Association in 2002.
  4. Member of the Organizing committee 3th and 4th national courses in Public Health Disaster Management
  5. Board member and the coordinator –Pre Hospital Emergency Care, of the Health Emergency Disaster Management Training Center (HEDMaTC), University of Peradeniya from 2007 to 2009
  6. Director of the Health Emergency Disaster Management Training Center (HEDMaTC), University of Peradeniya from 2009 October onwards
 

Membership in associations

    Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka

 

 

National Development

Organized and conducted the

  1. 5th National Course in Public Health Disaster Management
  1. 6th to 9th National Training Programs in Sexual and Reproductive Health in crisis in collaboration with the UNFPA and the Ministry of Health.
  2. WHO Emergency and Humanitarian Action (EHA) Programme on SEARO benchmarking on emergency preparedness and response for Sri Lanka in May 2012.

Consultations

  1. Part of the team developing health disaster response SOPs of the Disaster Preparedness and Response Unit, Ministry of Health, 2008/9
  2. Cardiovascular Road Map, PLAN international, Sri Lanka, 2010
 
     

 

 

 

 

   
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