MSU brings dengue awareness to Piliyandala

Health and education campaigns in community development project aim for new benchmarks in community healthcare initiative by Management and Science University (MSU)

Management and Science University (MSU) collaborated with Sri Lanka’s National Dengue Unit to bring about awareness to the community of Piliyandala in the suburbs of Colombo recently.

Organized together with Colombo University Chemistry Department and Kelaniya University Molecular Medicine Unit, the community development project aimed to achieve new benchmarks in community healthcare.

The programme entailed door-to-door visits as well as gatherings, followed by a Zero-Waste awareness programme comprising workshops and donations.

Health Camps providing health checks and a blood donation drive ran alongside parallel campaigns ‘Zero Junk Food’ and ‘End Hunger’, with the latter providing vouchers redeemable for food items.

Health and Education experts in attendance at the programme included Management and Science Institute (MSI) Managing Director, Sam Peiris; MSI Project President, Piyavi Wijewardene; Dr Sarath Mandalawatta from Piliyandala Medical Office of Health; Senior Public Health Inspectors Sumith Mark De Silva and Ranjan Dassanayke; University of Colombo Senior Lecturer Dr Suranga Silva; and Oceanic University Former Vice-Chancellor Professor Wanninayake.

Management and Science University (MSU) offers the study of medicine and healthcare through various programmes across its International Medical School (IMS), Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (FHLS), and School of Pharmacy (SPH). Its healthcare-related honours degree programmes include bioinformatics (BBI), biomedical science (BBM), cardiovascular technology (BCT), health science management (BHS), nutrition (BNT), optometry (BOP), and pharmaceuticals technology (BPHT).

The Management and Science University (MSU) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) is offered at both its Shah Alam campus and its offshore campus in India. IMS Bangalore carries the distinction of being the first Malaysian offshore medical school to receive a 5-year accreditation by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC). The International Medical School (IMS) of Management and Science University (MSU) was recently honoured by the election of IMS Dean into the MMC.

Medical sciences at Management and Science University (MSU) is offered at both degree and diploma levels, as are nursing (BNS, DNS), pharmacy (BPH, DPH), and traditional Chinese medicine (BTCM, DTCM). Other healthcare-related diploma programmes prepare students for careers as a medical assistant (DMA), or in medical laboratory technology (DMLT), occupational safety and health (DOSH), ophthalmic dispensing (DOD), physiotherapy (DPY), radiotherapy (DRT), and sport science (DSS).