Infrastructure designs and traffic safety: the road to vision zero - Tiwari G.
This volume presents studies which have focused on the impact of infrastructure designs. This includes evaluating the impact of roundabouts in Ghana, spatial analysis of traffic crashes in three different locations – Galle, Sri Lanka, Shanghai, China ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

£ 1.7 million awarded to tackle domestic violence in low and middle-income countries
Professor Gene Feder at the University of Bristol ’ s Centre for Academic Primary Care has been awarded £ 1.7 million by the National Institute for Health Research to fund a Global Health Group for research into health systems responses to violence against women in Palestine, Brazil, Nepal and Sri Lanka. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Health, Grants and Awards, International; Faculty of Health Sciences Source Type: news

Potential interventions for preventing pesticide self-poisoning by restricting access through vendors in Sri Lanka - Weerasinghe M, Konradsen F, Eddleston M, Pearson M, Jayamanne S, Gunnell D, Hawton K, Agampodi S.
BACKGROUND: In South Asia, up to one in five individuals who use pesticides for self-harm purchase them immediately prior to the event. AIMS: From reviewing the literature we proposed four interventions: (a) farmer identification cards (ID); (b) prescripti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

What ’s in my name: tales that cross continents and generations
Stories behind Sheela Banerjee ’s name go from Aryan invaders via sacred black stones to 70s dinner ladiesIt ’s funny the little things that stick in your mind. I was in the back of a cab with my friend Denise, decades ago, when we were both young TV researchers. The driver was having a bit of a flirt, and asked us our names. “Sheela and Denise,” I replied with my London twang. He checked us out agai n in his mirror, as we sat there: two young Asian women, brown skin, black hair. My parents are Indian and my friend’s father was Sri Lankan. The driver thought we were having him on. How could we...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sheela Banerjee Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Project Population: Addressing Asia ’s Ageing Societies
A seventy-year-old woman laughs with family members inside a grocery store in Tachilek, Myanmar. UN Photo/Kibae ParkBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 2018 (IPS)While populations have seen and undergone changes since the beginning of time, one trend in particular is unfolding across the world: less children, older people. In an effort to tackle the complex issue in Asia, government officials are convening to help create a sustainable society where no one is left behind.In Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar, 40 Members of Parliament (MPs) are gathering to discuss sound policy approaches to population issues...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs aging Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Population Growth Source Type: news

Seeking help for harm from others' drinking in five Asian countries: variation between societies, by type of harm and by source of help - Waleewong O, Laslett AM, Chenhall R, Room R.
This study aims to measure the prevalence rates and patterns of help-seeking behavior as a consequence of being harmed by drinkers in five Asian countries (India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Lao PDR and Thailand). METHODS: A total of 9832 respondents... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Project Population: Addressing Asia ’s Ageing Societies
Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 2018 (IPS)While populations have seen and undergone changes since the beginning of time, one trend in particular is unfolding across the world: less children, older people. In an effort to tackle the complex issue in Asia, government officials are convening to help create a sustainable society where no one is left behind. In Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar, 40 Members of Parliament (MPs) are gathering to discuss sound policy approaches to population issues such as ageing and fertility transition which threaten the future of many Asian nations.&ldqu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

'When helpers hurt': women's and midwives' stories of obstetric violence in state health institutions, Colombo district, Sri Lanka - Perera D, Lund R, Swahnberg K, Schei B, Infanti JJ.
BACKGROUND: The paper explores how age, social position or class, and linguistic and cultural background intersect and place women in varying positions of control and vulnerability to obstetric violence in state health institutions in Colombo district, Sri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Selected correlates associated with test anxiety among 14-16 year olds in a Colombo district school - Gunawardena S, Zoysa P, Jayasinghe S, Manathunge A, Alles H, Shenoy V, Chamba T, Silva L.
Introduction: Worldwide studies have identified varied correlates associated with test anxiety in school children. Such studies are rare in Sri Lanka. Objective: The present study aimed to explore the association between test anxiety and selected correl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Health promotion approach to reduce unintentional home injuries of young children in rural villages in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka - Ihalahewage N, Fernando WMS, Weliange AASDS.
Background: South East Asian region reports a higher risk for deaths from injuries and in Sri Lanka 16% child mortality is due to injuries. Objectives: To describe the types and extent of unintentional home injuries among children below 5 years of age, t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Economic costs of alcohol use in Sri Lanka - Ranaweera S, Amarasinghe H, Chandraratne N, Thavorncharoensap M, Ranasinghe T, Karunaratna S, Kumara D, Santatiwongchai B, Chaikledkaew U, Abeykoon P, De Silva A.
This study quantified the economic cost of selected alcohol related disease conditions in Sri Lanka in 2015. METHODS: This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Over-the-counter gel made from a Sri Lankan plant cured eye eczema after doctors failed
Exclusive: Elaine Wright, 51, from Castleford in West Yorkshire, found a natural cream derived from a Sri Lankan vine plant cured her eczema when modern medicine failed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access, quality
India lags behind China (48), Sri Lanka (71), Bangladesh ( 133) and Bhutan (134) while its health index was better than Nepal (149), Pakistan (154) and Afghanistan (191). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical, sexual and emotional abuse during childhood: experiences of a sample of Sri Lankan young adults - Chandraratne NK, Fernando AD, Gunawardena N.
Abuse during childhood is a human tragedy leading to lifelong adverse health, social, and economic consequences for survivors. This descriptive, cross-sectional study aimed to determine the prevalence of childhood physical, sexual and emotional abusive exp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Assessment of the co-benefits of structures in coastal areas for tsunami mitigation and improving community resilience in Sri Lanka - Samarasekara RSM, Sasaki J, Esteban M, Matsuda H.
A quantitative analysis of the co-benefits that structures in coastal communities can have to enhance tsunami disaster resilience is essential to identify the most economical disaster mitigation measures. This research assesses the contribution of a revetm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Toward understanding posttraumatic stress and depression among trauma-affected widows in Sri Lanka - Lambert JE, Witting AB, James S, Ponnamperuma L, Wickrama T.
In this study, we applied conservation of resources theory (Hobfoll, 1989) to explain high rates of depression and posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) among war- and disaster-affected Tamil widows in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. We hypoth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Child abuse and neglect in the Jaffna district of Sri Lanka - a study on knowledge attitude practices and behavior of health care professionals - Sathiadas MG, Viswalingam A, Vijayaratnam K.
BACKGROUND: Victims and perpetrators of child abuse do not typically self-report to child protection services, therefore responsibility of detection and reporting falls on the others. Knowledge on child protection is essential for the first contact person ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Protocol for a cluster-randomised controlled trial evaluating the impact of a preschool-based capacity building intervention on intimate partner violence and substance misuse in Sri Lanka - Lokuge K, Wallace P, Subasinghe K, Thurber K, De Silva T, Clarke N, Waas D, Liyanage N, Attygalle U, Carron-Arthur B, Rodrigo K, Banks E, D'Este C, Rajapakse T.
BACKGROUND: Past research has identified links between intimate partner violence (IPV) and alcohol misuse and poverty in Sri Lanka. Services that address substance misuse are amongst the few interventions shown to reduce IPV in settings similar to Sri Lank... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Evidence for persistent forest reliance by indigenous peoples in historical Sri Lanka
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) Working closely with Wanniyalaeto (Vedda) elders in Sri Lanka during the repatriation of skeletal remains, a team of researchers have demonstrated that while some indigenous hunter-gatherers in Sri Lanka made use of agricultural resources and trade connections with farmers and colonial power structures, others continued to subsist primarily on tropical forest resources as late as the 19th century. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adaptation, translation and reliability of the Australian 'Juniors Enjoying Cricket Safely' injury risk perception questionnaire for Sri Lanka - Gamage PJ, Fortington LV, Finch CF.
OBJECTIVES: Cricket is a very popular sport in Sri Lanka. In this setting there has been limited research; specifically, there is little knowledge of cricket injuries. To support future research possibilities, the aim of this study was to cross-culturally ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Validation of Adolescent Suicide Assessment Protocol-20 (ASAP-20) to Sri Lankan adolescents - Malalagama AS, Tennakoon S, Abeyasinghe DRR.
PURPOSE: Youth suicide rates are rising worldwide, including Sri Lanka, where 46.5/100,000 among 15-19yrs was reported in 1986. Identifying high risk adolescents is vital. Dearth of trained professionals, demands an instrument utilizable by non-psychiatris... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Attempted suicide in Sri Lanka - an epidemiological study of household and community factors - Knipe DW, Gunnell D, Pearson M, Jayamanne S, Pieris R, Priyadarshana C, Weerasinghe M, Hawton K, Konradsen F, Eddleston M, Metcalfe C.
BACKGROUND: An individual's suicide risk is determined by personal characteristics, but is also influenced by their environment. Previous studies indicate a role of contextual effects on suicidal behaviour, but there is a dearth of quantitative evidence fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: School Issues Source Type: news

Legal Eagles
When UNISON won its employment tribunal fees case in the Supreme Court last year, the landmark victory thrust the union’s in-house legal team into the limelight. U met two of them, head of legal services Adam Creme and his colleague Shantha David, the legal officer who ran the five-year case against the government. Shantha David It was two days after the biggest legal case in her life, the judicial review in which UNISON defeated the government in one of the most important decisions in the history of employment law. After a string of media interviews talking about the victory, Shantha David was finally sitting alone,...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article Magazine employment rights employment tribunal fees legal services Source Type: news

Domestic violence: a cross-sectional study among pregnant women in different regions of Sri Lanka - Muzrif MM, Perera D, Wijewardena K, Schei B, Swahnberg K.
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess the regional differences in domestic violence among pregnant women in the capital district and in the tea plantation sector of Sri Lanka, to explore potential contributory factors and to assess whether heal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Unnatural deaths of the elderly population of Sri Lanka: a descriptive analysis - Vadysinghe AN, Senasinghe P, Sivasubramanium M, Jayasooriya P, Premarathna BG, Rathnayake RMISD, Wickramasinghe WMMHP.
As people age, they may become more vulnerable to injury because of frailty, ill health, or dependency on others. Data from medicolegal death investigation including autopsy and statements from cases reported to 3 medicolegal units in Sri Lanka were analyz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Metropolis Healthcare plans Rs 100 crore expansion
Currently, the lab chain has 2,000 collection centres and 150 labs across the country and Sri Lanka, Kenya, Mauritius and Ghana. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World leaders join new drive to beat noncommunicable diseases
WHO is announcing today a new high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs. The group will propose bold and innovative solutions to accelerate prevention and control of the leading killers on the planet – noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like heart and lung disease, cancers, and diabetes. The WHO Independent Global High-level Commission on NCDs is co-chaired by President Tabar é Vázquez of Uruguay; President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka; President Sauli Niinistö of Finland; Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Healthcare of th...
Source: WHO news - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, noncommunicable disease [subject], chronic diseases, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Self-harm among young people detained in the youth justice system in Sri Lanka - Hettiarachchi LV, Kinner SA, Tibble H, Borschmann R.
We examined the prevalence and correlates of self-harm in a sample of 181 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kerosene oil poisoning among children in rural Sri Lanka - Dayasiri MBKC, Jayamanne SF, Jayasinghe CY.
This study aimed to describe clinical manifestations, reasons for delayed presentations, harmful first... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Wild Sri Lankan elephants retreat from the sound of disturbed Asian honey bees
(University of Oxford) A new study using playbacks, has for the first time shown that Asian elephants in Sri Lanka are scared of honey bees, much like their African counterparts.The study, led by Dr. Lucy King, a Research Associate with the Department of Zoology at Oxford University, showed that Asian elephants responded with alarm to the bee simulations. They also retreated significantly further away and vocalized more in response to the bee sounds compared to controls. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Suven gets product patents in China, Sri Lanka
The two patents are valid through 2033 and 2032, respectively, the company said in a BSE filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Battered wives or dependent mothers? Negotiating familial ideology in law - Kodikara C.
More than a decade after its passing, Sri Lanka's Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA) remains a remedy of last resort for female survivors of intimate partner violence, as there is little support to take on a rights-defined identity as a battered wo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A rare long-term complication of physical torture - Ranil Sanjeewa HK, Vidanapathirana M.
The allegations made against custodians regarding ill treatments have been increased in Sri Lanka. However, their attention is grabbed by the immediate complications of torture, but not by late or delayed complications. A 35-year-old male was arrested for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

'We lost because of his drunkenness': the social processes linking alcohol use to self-harm in the context of daily life stress in marriages and intimate relationships in rural Sri Lanka - S ørensen JB, Agampodi T, Sørensen BR, Siribaddana S, Konradsen F, Rheinländer T.
INTRODUCTION: Harmful alcohol use has been found to cause detriment to the consumers and those around them. Research carried out in Sri Lanka has described the socioeconomic consequences to families owing to alcohol consumption. However, the social process... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Resistance to Antibiotics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Antimicrobial drugs play a critical role in the treatment of diseases, their use is essential to protect both human and animal health. However, antimicrobials are often misused for treatment and prevention of diseases in livestock sector, aquaculture as well as crop production. Credit: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Dec 6 2017 (IPS)The growing resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobials due to their overuse and misuse both in humans and animals has become an alarming global threat to public health, food safety and security, causing the deaths of 700,000 people each year. This is a fact. The good news is that now more and mo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Improving the lives of ru Source Type: news

Female Circumcision in Sri Lanka Is'Just a Nick,' Not Mutilation - Supporters Female Circumcision in Sri Lanka Is'Just a Nick,' Not Mutilation - Supporters
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Preventing violence against children in schools: contributions from the Be Safe program in Sri Lanka - Lam S, Zwart C, Chahal I, Lane D, Cummings H.
This study evaluates the effectiveness of a school-based program aimed to prevent and respond to physical, sexual, and psychological v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Child and youth mental health in postwar Sri Lanka - Chandradasa M, Kuruppuarachchi KALA.
Sri Lanka's civil war and the tsunami in 2004 had enormous psychological impacts on the country's children. Tackling these issues has been difficult due to the lack of specialists in child and adolescent psychiatry. The end of the war in 2009 opened new av... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fragmented Ambulance Services in Sri Lanka Evolve into A Modern System
Fragmented ambulance services evolve into a modern system Situated in the Indian Ocean, separated from India by the Palk Strait, Sri Lanka is the 25th largest island in the world (See Figure 1). Its complex geographical features-peaks, plateaus, valleys, rivers and tropical forests-are subject to a variety of natural hazards, including floods, landslides, cyclones and tsunamis.1 With ancient cultural roots going back to the 6th century B.C., Sri Lanka's modern colonial history began with Portuguese, Dutch and British settlements in the 16th century. By 1815, Britain was the sole colonial power. In 1948, Sri Lanka became an...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nuwan Chamara Ekanayaka, EMT-I Tags: International Operations Source Type: news

Developing World Faces Challenge of Large Ageing Population
This report too is limited in its scope, and is by no means a compendium of the vast amount of research that has been done on ageing and social security, and does not offer definitive solutions,” Fukuda added. “What it does aim to do is to clearly set out issues surrounding this topic and present critical views that can help Asian countries develop better policies for population ageing.”While sharing the details and findings of the policy brief, Fukuda said that it is necessary to strengthen the gathering of statistics, in particular the census system, and to establish family registration systems in order...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Amna Khaishgi Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Ageing Population Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Source Type: news

India to hold Dubai's 1st-ever AYUSH conference in Nov
Policy makers, eminent personalities and experts of AYUSH system from Australia, Canada, the US, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Russia, India, Hungry, Sri Lanka will participate. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk factors for acute unintentional poisoning among children aged 1-5 years in the rural community of Sri Lanka - Dayasiri MBKC, Jayamanne SF, Jayasinghe CY.
BACKGROUND: Acute poisoning in children is a major preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in both developed and developing countries. However, there is a wide variation in patterns of poisoning and related risk factors across different geographic reg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

British Financial Times Journalist, 24, Thought to Have Been Killed by Crocodile in Sri Lanka
A British journalist working for the Financial Times is thought to have been killed by a crocodile while on holiday in Sri Lanka. Former Oxford University student Paul McClean, aged 24, was found dead in mud at a lagoon nicknamed ‘Crocodile Rock,’ near the coastal village of Panama in the southeast of the country. Witnesses told the Times that McClean had been seen waving in desperation as he was dragged underwater by the beast. A postmortem examination will be carried out later today. Alex Barker, the Financial Times‘ Brussels Bureau Chief, described McClean as “a first-class journalist in the maki...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized onetime United Kingdom Source Type: news

Profile of non-fatal road traffic crashes among adolescents in Galle, Sri Lanka: a cross-sectional survey (Safety-2016 abstract #881) - Gong E, Silva VD, Tharindra H, Staton C.
Background Road traffic crashes (RTC) affect all age groups, but their impact is most striking on the young people. Sri Lanka is experiencing an epidemic of RTC. Information on the patterns of the crashes is essential to identify emerging issues and potent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The role of religion in youth exposed to disasters in Sri Lanka - Fernando GA, Berger DE.
This study examined the role of general and religious coping in a sample of 669 Sri Lankan Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and Christian youth (mean age  = 14). Yout... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prediction of road traffic crashes (RTC) in Sri Lanka from 2015 to 2025 (Safety-2016 abstract #371) - Jayatilleke AU, Jayatilleke A.
Background Under the sustainable development goals (SDG), Sri Lanka is planning to halve the road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030. The main obstacle for achieving this goals is lack of accurate data. Road traffic crashes (RTC) are largely under-reporte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risk factors among heavy vehicle drivers (Safety-2016 abstract #142) - Somatunga LC, Karunarathne U.
Background Since 1995, Traumatic injuries remain as the leading cause of hospitalisation in Sri Lanka for consecutive years. Among traumatic injuries, road traffic injuries are leading. It accounts for 22% to 25% of all types of injuries. For both fatal an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Navesta Pharmaceuticals' Sterile Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plant
Sri Lanka-based company Navesta Pharmaceuticals has opened a sterile manufacturing facility in the town of Horana in August 2017. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news