Dr. Sarath Samarage, an alumnus of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been re-elected as President of the Sri Lanka Federation of Non-Governmental Organizations Against Drug Abuse (SLFONGOADA) and Chairman of St. John Ambulance Association & Brigade of Sri Lanka.
SLFONGOADA is the umbrella organization of Civil Society Organizations active in the prevention of drug abuse established in 1987. The St. John Ambulance Association and Brigade of Sri Lanka (also often referred to as the St. John Ambulance of Sri Lanka) provides healthcare services to the Sri Lankan public, propagating first aid skills and provision of first aid services.
Dr. Samarage received his MPH from the Johns Hopkins in 1988, when the school was known as the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Dr. Samarage is currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Health Policy, Sri Lanka. He served as a National Consultant at the World Health Organization Country Office, Sri Lanka and as the Deputy Director General of Health Services in the Ministry of Health.