Melissa Watt taught a workshop on Qualitative Methods to 30 junior faculty and physician-researchers at the University of Ruhuna on August 2011.
A workshop for planning the R01 Proposal for Sri Lanka Healthy Minds Study was held on July 2012 in Colombo.
An on-line free research methodology course was offered by the Duke Hubert Yeargan Center for Global Health, the Duke Clinical Research Training Program, and Professor Emeritus of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics William E. Wilkinson on November 2016. Ajith Nagahawatte, Dr. Janithra De Silva, and Dr. Gaya Wijayaratne were given the opportunity to join the course for six months.
The Global Health undergraduate student program was proposed between Duke University, the University of Amsterdam, and the University of Ruhuna in August 2017. The discussions were done to initiate a one-month program involving up to ten students from each University. An MOU was signed between the University of Amsterdam and the University of Ruhuna in 7th December 2017 to join AIGHD, University of Amsterdam in order to initiate the program in June 2018.