Who we are?

The Jaffna Healthy City is a project implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO is engaged with Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna as their key partner to implement Jaffna Healthy City Project. Jaffna is one of the city, chosen in South Asia to improve health status.

Our Committee

Three levels of committees were formed to implement the Jaffna healthy city programme.

Steering Committee

provide leadership and oversee the progress


  • Mayor
  • Government Agent of Jaffna
  • Secretary to Governor
  • Provincial Director of Health Service
  • Provincial Director of Education Service
  • Representative of Dean, University of Jaffna
  • Country representative WHO


Management Committee

to monitor and evaluate the progress of the programme and report to the steering committee

  • Dean, Faculty of Medicine
  • Commissioner, Municipal Council
  • Zonal Director of Education
  • Programme coordinator for school Health and Nutrition, PDE NP
  • Urban Development Authority
  • Road Development Authority
  • Central Environment Authority
  • Divisional Secretariat Jaffna and Nallur

Implementation Committee

executing the programme

  • Head, Department of Community and Family Medicine
  • Public Health Engineering Department
  • School medical officer
  • Project coordinator




Our Partners

We are proud to partner with a wide range of organizations

UNICEF, World Vision, Save a Life, SOND, Offer, Ceymplon, Jaffna Diabetes Association

Our Approach

We are following the Healthy settings approach defined by WHO. Three main settings has identified to implement our programme.

schools, institutions and public places

What we do?

we are working under the five main themes

Waste Management

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Healthy Food and Diet

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Physical Activity

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Covid 19 Prevention

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