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IMC FINAL REPORT:
Health Facility Construction



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The December 2004 tsunami devastated the health care system of Sri Lanka's Eastern Province. In particular, it severely impacted the communities located in Ampara district, where the tsunami killed or injured thousands of residents, and destroyed the few hospital and health centers that existed in the area. Consequently, both coastal and inland Ampara district residents were left without access to adequate health care services.

With funding from the Jewish Coalition for Asia Tsunami Relief, IMC initiated a program to construct one Gramodaya Health Center (GHC) in Karaithivu and one GHC in Sainthamaruthu, Ampara district, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. IMC's goal in constructing these GHCs has been to reduce excess morbidity and mortality for the displaced and underserved populations of Karaithivu and Sainthamaruthu.

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