July 16, 2020

About


Health Literacy


The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions

Health literacy affects health outcome. Higher the literacy, better the outcome.

With recent advancement of communication technologies large volume of medical information is shared in various media. Most of them are portrayed as hard truths despite not being supported by any authentic evidence. Hence, there appears to be a growing demand for credible sources of health related information tailored to the local community in Sri Lanka.

Vision

To become an authentic source of health information enriched with Islamic values.

Mission

Having an adequate understanding of basic health facts is vital to make appropriate health related decisions. The health of an individual is important to build a healthy society. Physical, mental, social and spiritual well being are essential components of health.

This website aims to address health related questions posted by the general public. Anyone can post a question through the query submission portal of this website. Once the question is reviewed by a panel of experts, they will formulate an answer based on current scientific evidences and in the light of Islamic principles where relevant.

The answers posted in this website are drafted considering the customs, traditions and culture of Sri Lankans. Therefore, the information presented here should be interpreted based on this fact. Nevertheless, it is hoped that many people around the world would benefit with this service.


To learn more about our experts follow this link: https://healthquery.lk/the-experts/

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