On-going Training Programmes

Training Course in International Classification Diseases 10th Revision (ICD-10)

Clinical coding of mortality and morbidity data is one of the major tasks of health ministries, hospitals and national statistical data collectors. Coded mortality and morbidity data are used at facility, provincial, national and international levels to describe health status. Coded data describe reasons for hospital and clinic attendance, major causes of death and help to identify potential prevention and public health strategies. These data provide a basis for decision making, health care planning, resource allocation and management of health services. This course is conducted with the objective of improving the knowledge and skills of the participants in ICD morbidity and mortality coding. This will inculcate positive attitudes among trainees towards quality of coded data.

Download the prospectus

Download the application form 

Ongoing Research Projects

Staff of the NIHS involves with several ongoing research projects. Click here to download the list of research projects that the staff of the NIHS involved. 

Research Publications

National and international scientific presentations and the scientific publications of the academic staff of the NIHS. 

NIHS News Letter

Planing and Information Unit of the NIHS publishes quarterly news letter. Download the latest news letter. 

News Letter 2013 February

News Letter 2013 September           

Code of Conduct for Trainees

All trainees attend the training programmes of NIHS are expected to follow the Code of Conduct of NIHS. Download the Code of Conduct here. 

Prospectus for Training Programmes

Click here to download the prospectus of training programmes


Dr. Nimal Abesiriwardena

Tel: +94 34 2226319

Fax: +94 34 2226319

Deputy Director (Training)
Dr. Ruwan Ferdinando
Tel: +94 34 2222659 
Fax: + 94 34 2222659

Deputy Director (Field Services)

Dr. Sumal Nandasena
Tel: +94 34 2222682
Fax: +94 34 2222682
Tel: +94 34 2222220
Administrative Officer
Tel: +94 34  3306729
MOH Office - Kalutara
Tel: +94 34 2229446
MOH Office - Beruwala
Tel: +94 34 2270276
Joomla templates by Joomlashine