Poor diet can have devastating effects on human health, causing deficiency diseases in childhood. The role of nuclear techniques, and stable isotope techniques in particular, is becoming increasingly important in the development and monitoring of interventions to combat malnutrition.
Chalani Jayarathne was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. She was successfully treated with radioactive iodine at the Peradeniya Nuclear Medicine Unit in the Central Province of Sri Lanka under Dr. Damayanthi Nanayakkara and her team.
The IAEA has been supporting this facility for over 40 years, through the provision of equipment and professional training. Chalani talks about her treatment, recovery and future plans.