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A human rights article from CPSP This article focuses on the right to life, as the main right impacted by pesticide suicides while touching upon other human rights implications of pesticide self-harm. Our analysis shows that, by failing to restrict access to highly hazardous pesticides, states violate their obligations under international human rights law. States, businesses...

CPSP is looking for a Technical Specialist on Pesticide Management in Agriculture The University’s philanthropic Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention (CPSP) is seeking a Technical Specialist on pesticide management in the agricultural sector for its research and implementation program on global health and pesticide regulation. We require a highly competent, conscientious, and motivated individual who can...

Group B: Health-care workersLocation: Anuradhapura, Sri LankaParticipants’ background:   OccupationNo. of experiences in health services (in years)Provincial Health Education officer22Nurse – Secondary-care hospital30Nurse – complementary medicine24Public Health Inspector – Non-communicable disease27Public Health Inspector – General26Public Health Midwife14 Key discussion points and summary of findings: Pesticide self-poisoning: Participants reported that pesticide suicides are less common now due to HHPs...

Opioid-dependent patients recovering from methadone overdose Location: Loghman Hakim Hospital Tehran, Iran Date: September 2021 Patient characteristics: Demographic variables n = 18 patientsAge, median [IQR] 35 [30 to 42] yearsEducationPrimary6% Secondary39% Diploma44% College6% Not declared5%Daily methadone use (mg) 25 [15 to 75]Methadone overdose (mg) 100 [55 to124]Pure methadone toxicity 78% 1. Number of previous overdoses: 56% of patients reported a previous opioid overdose. Overdose number was 1, 2, 3, and...

Nurses working in toxicological emergency department, wards and ICUs Location: Loghman-Hakim Hospital Tehran, Iran Date: September 2021 Nurses’ wards:   SectionMean ± SD age (yrs)Mean± SD experience (yrs)Estimated annual methadone overdose casesToxicological emerg dept nurses (8)36± 810±92,100±1,590Toxicological ward nurses (7)37± 712±62,240±1,220Toxicological ICU nurses (17)34± 410±5675±250All nurses (32)35± 610±51,590±1,320 Key question points and summary of findings: Problems using naloxone for opioid overdose...

(Based on the paper “”) Leah Utyasheva Michael Eddleston September 3, 2021 1,337 What is the extent of states’ obligation to protect its residents from self-inflicted harm and suicide? In the question of suicide prevention, the burden is usually placed on health care and mental health professionals, police, and school councilors to ensure mental health support and protection of life...

This report provides a synthesis of the discussions held during the Berlin Forum. It is intended to complement the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) reports and other materials available on the Berlin Forum’s website (https://www.bmu.de/en/berlin-forum-on-chemicals-and-sustainability/). 1. Participation Some fifty high-level speakers contributed to the Forum. These included UN Secretary-General Antó- nio Guterres, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Virginijus...

Ban on hazardous pesticides can save lives without affecting agricultural output A53-years-old laboratory assistant at a reputed hospital in Kathmandu recently bought aluminium phosphide tablets and ingested three of them. He started vomiting immediately, and had to be rushed into emergency.  Because of his poor cardiopulmonary status and low mentation, he was intubated and transferred to the...

One in every 100 deaths is a suicide: campaigners say criminalisation deters people seeking the help they needSarah Johnson Suicide is still considered a crime in 20 countries, punishable by fines of thousands of pounds and up to three years in prison, research has revealed. In many nations children can be prosecuted for attempted suicide and in...