How can your company help fight COVID-19 in Sri Lanka?

Depending on the specific intervention, private sector assistance could take the form of: 

  • Expertise and skill sets (e.g., supply chain, data analytics, marketing/communications, technology and innovation) 
  • Use of company assets (e.g., locations for vaccinations, equipment)  
  • Collaboration with and/or funding of local or international organizations undertaking COVID response programs 
  • Provision of funding or donated items to government entities

Country-Specific Needs

Increasing Vaccine Access & Delivery

Logistics, Warehousing, and Infrastructure 

  • Strengthen dry-ice and vaccine storage capabilities at the central and primary health care levels

Staffing, Training, and Administration

  • Support and strengthen the capacity of the local IT private sector to modernize the country’s health system in support of COVID-19 services (e.g., EMR, clinic systems, R&D)

Data and Monitoring

  • Support the Ministry of Health to improve the national health management updating system; provide institutional broadband and IT support to regional hospitals and clinics to improve their use of the existing system
  • Increase public use of existing COVID-19 websites by improving broadband access and providing data literacy skills for those accessing the site 
  • Provide support for a national ICT-based solution for providing proof of vaccination when accessing public spaces  

Incentives and Messaging

  • Design, generate, and/or distribute COVID-19 messaging and communications, especially through social media channels that combat vaccine hesitancy and misinformation
  • Provide online platforms that can deliver health messaging, IT literacy, and provision of health services during lockdown periods (e-commerce, e-medicine, online education, remote work, etc.)

Expanding Availability of Tests, Therapeutics, and/or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Supply Availability and Logistics

  • Review existing needs assessments and support meeting oxygen requirements, specifically related to transport and storage in regional hospitals
  • Provide support to rebuild small local pharmacies that serve communities with COVID-related supplies and commodities

Staffing, Training, and Administration

  • Assist the Ministry of Health with establishing COVID-specific hospitals and support refurbishments; provide supplies, consumables, and equipment; and train health personnel 
  • Support training of healthcare workers on emergency care management, COVID-19 case management, and home-based care 
  • Provide expertise, or funding to support research expertise, to conduct an island-wide study on the pandemic’s impact on the mental health of healthcare workers

For Sri Lanka-specific questions, or to coordinate assistance, please contact the USAID/Sri Lanka Mission: Sashee de Mel at; Reneera Paul at; Micah Globerson at and please copy the COVID-19 Taskforce Private Sector Engagement team in Washington, DC at

The purpose of this Country Profile is to provide information to the public regarding possible COVID-19 needs and priorities in specific countries.  This is not a Request for Information, Request for Proposal (RFP), or Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and in no way commits USAID to issue an RFP/NOFO or to make an award.  This does not constitute an obligation of funds, nor does it constitute a legally binding commitment or create any rights in any third party.  Nothing in this shall be construed as a partnership or other type of legal entity or personality or as an exclusive working relationship.  Organizations are responsible for any and all expenses incurred relating to actions or activities undertaken related to this Country Profile.  This Country Profile is a work of the United States Government.  Use of this Country Profile by an organization does not imply endorsement by USAID of the organization or its activities.