Field Project Area

University Field Project Area – Medical Officer of Health Nallur

 

In 1980, the Kokuvil-Kondavil Community Health Project (KKCHP) was selected as the field area for the Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna with approval from the Director General of Health Service (as per letter No: PC/14/80 dated 25 June 1980). The Kokuvil-Kondavil area is partly peri-urban and partly rural and represents the diversity and mix of socio-economic and health problems prevailing in the country. The Field Project Area (UFPA) was extended to include an entire Medical Officer of Health area in 2010 (MOH Area Nallur).

Located in close proximity to the Faculty of Medicine, the UPFA functions as a field training/experimental area for medical undergraduates, post graduate students and allied health/paramedical students, while serving as a channel to disseminate health information and education to the general public. In addition to contributing toward teaching and community service programmes, it serves for experimentation in health care and research.

At present the administration of the Field Project Area is under the Medical Officer of Health, Nallur. The Head of the Department of Community & Family Medicine has the approval of the Director-General of Health Services (DGHS) to experiment on health services methods and organization. It has been proposed that at a later date the administration of the area will be taken over by the Department of Community & Family Medicine, at which time the Head of the Department would function as the MOH of the Field Project Area.