Costs to Government Healthcare Services of Pesticide Poisoning Treatment in Sri Lanka

This study aims at improving the pesticide management policy in Sri Lanka and elsewhere through the anlaysis of economic implications involved. The focus would be on assessing the costs of pesticide poisoning in Sri Lanka, primarily from self-harm or suicides which are the major forms of poisoning. The study is conducted with the collaboration of a medical team from the University of Copenhagen and the South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration Centre (SACTRC), University of Colombo and the University of Peradeniya.

Research team

Paul Steele
Asha Gunawardena
Dinusha Darmaratne
Kanchana Wickramasinghe

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