International Development Law Organization
Implementing Partner: 
ChildFund Sri Lanka
Sub-Project title: 
Strengthening Regulatory Framework and Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration to Prevent Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
Amount awarded: 
LKR 10,785,806
June, 2021 to March, 2022

This sub-project aimed to contribute to an enabling legal and policy environment promoting healthy diets and physical activity to minimize the occurrence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through advocacy, sensitization and awareness-raising activities. ChildFund Sri Lanka developed an advocacy brief on restrictions for marketing of unhealthy foods to children and disseminated it among the representatives of the Ministry of Health; designed and delivered a training session on “Violation of Child Rights through Marketing of Unhealthy Foods for Children” to senior public health officials; and developed and implemented a consumer awareness-raising campaign on unhealthy food for children and youth through printed media and digital media platforms. ChildFund Sri Lanka also developed and distributed information, education and communication materials in schools to sensitize teachers on legal, regulatory, and fiscal measures that promote physical activity and delivered sensitization sessions and webinars on the same to relevant institutions and civil society organizations. Finally, ChildFund Sri Lanka, in collaboration with the Center for Law and Policy Affairs, IDLO’s implementing partner in Bangladesh, organized a Regional Dialogue on “The Role of Law to Promote Physical ActivityExisting Legal and Policy Frameworks, Barriers and Opportunities in Supporting Conducive Legal Environments for Promoting Physical Activity to Address NCDs in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka” to share lessons learned and promote cross-regional learning.


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