According to World Health Organization, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Sri Lanka cause more than75% of total deaths. NCDs has now become a serious public health issue in Sri Lanka and fuelled by tobacco use, unhealthy diet, harmful use of alcohol and physical inactivity. Consumption of salt is two to three times higher than recommended quantity. Use of unhealthy ingredients and changes in cooking styles are other factors those affect on lifestyle conditions. Community based activities and education are needed to encourage for physical activity and healthy diet.
The project aims to use existing community groups to deliver health messages to the community members. The project will assess the effect of the community based intervention for the prevention of NCDs and health promotion.