Pera Dorapage Lalitha Padmini

Sri Lanka

Pera Dorapage Lalitha Padmini
Midwife Pera Dorapage Lalitha Padmini

For the past 13 years Mrs. Lalitha Padmini has demonstrated outstanding innovations in the remote Sri Lankan village of Medagama. Child nutrition being a major cause of concern, Mrs. Padmini took action and developed a colour coded system designed to alert mothers of their children's weight.

This system has encouraged mothers to seek advice on how to improve their child's nutrition. Her clinic also won the award of best immunization coverage in 2008 thanks to her efforts in mobilizing the community to participate in immunization drives.