The Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention works in low and middle-income countries where pesticide poisoning is a recognized and significant health problem. Our work aims to identify lethal pesticides responsible for deaths and end their use through regulatory action, working closely with national pesticide regulators, public health and civil society.
In addition to projects developed and led by CPSP staff, we also provide financial support for projects delivered by key partner organisations.
Find out more about country specific projects delivered by CPSP and our partners.
CPSP is supporting a large scale clinical trial, exploring new treatments for patients with organophosphorus (OP) or carbonate poisoning.
CPSP is working at both central and state level across India to support policy development.
CPSP is monitoring the impact of Nepal’s 2019 bans on eight pesticides on both health and agriculture.
CPSP is currently analysing secondary data on suicides and supporting a large study testing whether pesticide vendor training is an effective way to prevent deaths.
CPSP supported a project of the National Taiwan University in Taipei to explore the impact of Taiwan’s paraquat bans on suicide rates.
CPSP is collaborating with Makerere University School of Public Health to identify pesticides used in acts of self-poisoning.
In addition to our project work within individual countries, CPSP also supports regional and international action on highly toxic pesticides. We work closely with relevant UN agencies, particularly the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).