A public health educational institute is defined as an institute that is an institute that provides education or training in public health as a main function or engages in such activities as a substantial part of its routine work. Units in the Health Ministry providing education or training in public health will be considered as independent institutes.
Types of Members:
The following will be considered as founder members:
Ø All Faculties of Medicine having Departments of Community Medicine/Public Health or are engaged in teaching and training in public health.
Ø The Board of Study in Community Medicine of the PGIM
Ø The National Institute of Health Sciences, Kalutara
Ø The Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health
The following may become ordinary members on approval of the Steering Committee of LANKAPHEIN:
Ø A Faculty in an University that conducts programmes on Public Health
Ø An unit of the Health Ministry that provides training in Public Health or is engaged in teaching or training in Public Health
Ø Other institutes that engage in teaching or training in Public Health as a substantial function.
An institute that engages in teaching or training in Public Health as a minor function may be invited to be an affiliate member.
Membership can be granted to an individual who has contributed significant
service to Public Health in
Representation and voting rights
A member institute is represented by its director, dean or designee of the institute.
Affiliate and honorary members do not have voting rights.
LANKAPHEIN will operate under the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka with its own secretariat and steering committee.
The Secretariat and Interim Steering Committee is composed of a Chair, Secretary, Assistant Secretary and members. The Chair is responsible for calling LANKAPHEIN meetings. The Secretary and Assistant Secretary are responsible for duties assigned by the Chair, recording the minutes of all meetings, preparing the financial report and composing LANKAPHEIN correspondence.
The following shall comprise the steering committee:
Ø Assistant Secretary
Ø 6 members
The secretariat will rotate between institutes every 2 years