Impact of adverse childhood experiences on intimate partner violence perpetration among Sri Lankan men - Fonseka RW, Minnis AM, Gomez AM.
In Sri Lanka, over one in three women experience intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization in their lifetime, making it a serious public health concern. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as child abuse and neglect, witnessing domestic violence,... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Google's Internet Balloons Connect Remote Locations To The Web
Discussion On Internet Accessibility For The Disabled  The What’s Working Honor Roll highlights some of the best reporting and analysis, from a range of media outlets, on all the ways people are working toward solutions to some of our greatest challenges. If you know a story you think should be on our Honor Roll, please send an email to Aaron Barksdale at aaron.barksdale@huffingtonpost.com with the subject line "WHAT'S WORKING."  Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, bu...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Factors associated with RTCs among for-hire three-wheeler drivers in Sri Lanka: a case-control study - Jayatilleke AU, Poudel KC, Dharmaratne SD, Jayatilleke AC, Jimba M.
OBJECTIVE: For-hire three-wheeler crashes are a growing burden in Sri Lanka. We conducted this study to examine the factors associated with road traffic crashes (RTCs) among for-hire three-wheeler drivers in Sri Lanka. METHODS: We conducted a case-... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Sri Lanka's President bans glyphosate nationwide to protect the health of the people
(NaturalNews) In one of his first official acts, Sri Lanka's newly elected president, Maithripala Sirisena, announced that his country's importation of the world's most used herbicide, glyphosate, was to be banned immediately and that the release of stocks already in the country was... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of depression and its correlates among undergraduates in Sri Lanka - Amarasuriya SD, Jorm AF, Reavley NJ.
This study examines the prevalence of depression in a sample of Sri Lankan undergraduates, their exposure to threatening life events and the predictors of their depression. ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sri Lanka’s Development Goals Fall Short on Gender Equality
In peacetime Sri Lanka, women still bear a heavy load in looking for jobs and tending to their families. Credit: Adithya Alles/IPSBy Ranjit PereraCOLOMBO, May 5 2015 (IPS)When Rosy Senanayake, Sri Lanka’s minister of state for child affairs, addressed the U.N. Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in New York last month, she articulated both the successes and shortcomings of gender equality in a country which prided itself electing the world’s first female head of government: Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike in July 1960.After surviving a 26-year-long separatist war, which ended in 2009, Sri Lanka has been r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Ranjit Perera Tags: Asia-Pacific Democracy Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Food & Agriculture Gender Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Labour Peace Population Poverty & SDGs Wo Source Type: news

Training Sri Lankan public health midwives on intimate partner violence: a pre- and post-intervention study - Jayatilleke AC, Yoshikawa K, Yasuoka J, Poudel KC, Fernando N, Jayatilleke AU, Jimba M.
BACKGROUND: In many developing countries, intimate partner violence (IPV) training is not available for health providers. As a pioneer among developing countries, in 2009, the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health trained a group of community health providers know... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Common mental disorders among adult members of 'left-behind' international migrant worker families in Sri Lanka - Siriwardhana C, Wickramage K, Siribaddana S, Vidanapathirana P, Jayasekara B, Weerawarna S, Pannala G, Adikari A, Jayaweera K, Pieris S, Sumathipala A.
This study aimed to explore the impact of economic migration on men... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

'Disrespectful men, disrespectable women': men's perceptions on heterosexual relationships and premarital sex in a Sri Lankan Free Trade Zone - a qualitative interview study - Jordal M, Wijewardena K, Ohman A, Essén B, Olsson P.
Background Gender norms have been challenged by unmarried rural women's migration for employment to urban Sri Lankan Free Trade Zones (FTZ). Men are described as looking for sexual experiences among the women workers, who are then accused of engaging in pr... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Cost-effectiveness analyses of self-harm strategies aimed at reducing the mortality of pesticide self-poisonings in Sri Lanka: a study protocol - Madsen LB, Eddleston M, Hansen KS, Pearson M, Agampodi S, Jayamanne S, Konradsen F.
INTRODUCTION: An estimated 803 900 people worldwide died as a result of self-harm in 2012. The deliberate ingestion of pesticides has been identified as the method most frequently used to commit fatal self-harm globally. In Sri Lanka, it is estimated tha... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Improving healthcare in post-tsunami Sri Lanka
This audio slideshow visits Sri Lanka’s resilient healthcare system ten years after the natural disaster. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - February 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Prevalence of major depressive disorder among spouses of men who use alcohol in a rural community in central Sri Lanka - Ariyasinghe D, Abeysinghe R, Siriwardhana P, Dassanayake T.
AIMS: To estimate the prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD) among spouses of men who use alcohol in two rural areas in Sri Lanka, and to examine whether the severity of alcohol-related problems (ARPs) in men and presence of alcohol-related domestic... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Sri Lankan livelihoods after the tsunami: searching for entrepreneurs, unveiling relations of power - Kapadia K.
This paper analyses the performance of aid-funded livelihoods recovery efforts in Sri Lanka following the Indian Ocean tsunami of 26 December 2004, with special attention paid to the effects on the rural poor. It argues that successful livelihoods recovery... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Sri Lanka lifts temporary ban on some Fonterra product sales after tests
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka has lifted a temporary ban on the sale of some Anchor milk powder made by New Zealand-based Fonterra after local tests showed it did not cause illness in children, a government official said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sri Lanka temporarily halts some Fonterra product sales after illness
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka has suspended the sale of some Anchor milk powder made by Fonterra after some children consumed the product and fell ill, government health officials said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Thirsty Land, Hungry People
A man walks through agricultural land in the village of Mirusuvil, in Sri Lanka’s northern Jaffna District. Credit: Amantha Perera/IPSBy Amantha PereraKILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka, Oct 3 2014 (IPS)Gazing out over the parched earth of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, one might think these farmlands have not seen water in years. In fact, this is not too far from the truth.The World Food Programme (WFP) last month allocated 2.5 million dollars to assist hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankans in the throes of an 11-month drought that has shown no signs of abating.A woman stands in front of her parched paddy land in the easte...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Amantha Perera Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Population Poverty & MDGs Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Trad Source Type: news

Blistering Drought Leaves the Poorest High and Dry
A villager prepare to dig a deep well by hand in the drought-stricken village of Tunukkai in Sri Lanka's northern Mullaithivu District. Credit: Amantha Perera/IPSBy Amantha PereraCOLOMBO, Sep 29 2014 (IPS)The last time there was mud on his village roads was about a year ago, says Murugesu Mohanabavan, a farmer from the village of Karachchi, situated about 300 km north of Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo.“Since last October we have had nothing but sun, all day,” the 40-year-old father of two school-aged children told IPS. If his layman’s assessment of the rain patterns is off, it is by a mere matter of w...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 29, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Amantha Perera Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & MDGs Projects Regional Categories Terr Source Type: news

On Sri Lanka’s Tea Estates, Maternal Health Leaves a Lot to Be Desired
A pregnant woman waits in line for a medical check-up. Health indicators for women on Sri Lanka’s tea estates are lower than the national average. Credit: Amantha Perera/IPSBy Kanya D'AlmeidaCOLOMBO, Sep 23 2014 (IPS)A mud path winds its up way uphill, offering views on either side of row after row of dense bushes and eventually giving way to a cluster of humble homes, surrounded by ragged, playful children.Their mothers either look far too young, barely adults themselves, or old beyond their years, weathered by decades of backbreaking labour on the enormous tea estates of Sri Lanka.Rani* is a 65-year-old mother of s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Kanya DAlmeida Tags: Active Citizens Aid Asia-Pacific Civil Society Democracy Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Education Food & Agriculture Gender Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Population Poverty & MD Source Type: news

AAAS: Sri Lanka images show no significant increase in public facilities, despite promises
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Thousands of Sri Lankans remain refugees five years after a long civil war, and satellite-image analysis seems to reveal many new housing-like structures and development in a military zone in the northern part of the country. However, the analysis also shows no significant increase in civic facilities despite government claims that it has seized the land for public use, AAAS analysts say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

India: Home to One in Three Child Brides
In India, 27 percent of women aged 20-49 were married before they were 15 years old. Credit: Jaideep Hardikar/IPSBy Neeta LalNEW DELHI, Aug 20 2014 (IPS)Basanti Rani*, a 33-year-old farmers’ wife from the northern Indian state of Haryana, recently withdrew her 15-year-old daughter Paru from school in order to marry her off to a 40-year-old man.“In an increasingly insecure social milieu, where rape and sexual abuse have become so common, marrying off my daughter was a wise move,” she told IPS.“Who would’ve married her had she been abused or raped? Now, at least, her husband can look after her.&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Neeta Lal Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Democracy Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Education Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Gender Violence Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Population Poverty & MDGs Regional Source Type: news

Suicide in Sri Lanka 1975-2012: age, period and cohort analysis of police and hospital data - Knipe DW, Metcalfe C, Fernando R, Pearson M, Konradsen F, Eddleston M, Gunnell D.
BACKGROUND: Sri Lanka has experienced major changes in its suicide rates since the 1970s, and in 1995 it had one of the highest rates in the world. Subsequent reductions in Sri Lanka's suicide rates have been attributed to the introduction of restrictions ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Importance of Active Case Detection in a Malaria EliminationImportance of Active Case Detection in a Malaria Elimination
There is much to learn from the malaria elimination efforts in Sri Lanka. Success has come from focusing on active case detection and disease surveillance. Malaria Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

A comparison of non-fatal self-poisoning among males and females, in Sri Lanka - Rajapakse T, Griffiths K, Christensen H, Cotton S.
BackgroundIn the recent past Sri Lanka has had a high rate of attempted suicide by pesticide ingestion, among both males and females. Recent evidence suggests that these trends in self-poisoning may be changing, with increasing medicinal overdoses and chan... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Development of the Sri Lankan Early Teenagers' Violence Inventory: an instrument to measure peer violence in schools - Wijeratne M, Seneviratne R, Gunawardena N, Ostbye T, Lynch C, Sandøy IF.
This study was designed to develop an inventory to measure peer violence among early teens (13-15 years of age) in schools in Sri Lanka. Development of SLETVI was carried out in two phases. In phase I, development of an operational definition for peer viol... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Investing in youth pays dividends, evidence from Sri Lanka shows - 09 July 2014
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Young people hold the keys to the future; unlocking their potential will lead to a better world for everyone. These facts are supported by mounting evidence from Sri Lanka, where UNFPA has worked with partners to support and empower youth. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Five Species That Are Quietly Dying Off While Nobody Pays Attention
Everyone knows that rhinos or pandas are threatened with extinction. But there are plenty of species slipping away silently, without celebrity advocates or high-profile campaigns. “So many species are just not popular enough, or well-known enough to share the spotlight with the world’s threatened megafauna,” says Chris Shepherd, director of conservation group Traffic South East Asia. MoreThere’s Now Facial Recognition Software for CatsLittle Girl Breaks Down Crying When Her Parents Surprise Her With a PuppyDefending Bergdahl: Can Star Lawyer Clear Freed Soldier's Name? NBC NewsThis Dog's Final Day P...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - July 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Liam Fitzpatrick Tags: Uncategorized animals Conservation dugongs Environment freshwater turtles Seahorses slow lorises sun bears tortoises Source Type: news

Investing in youth pays dividends, evidence from Sri Lanka shows - 09 July 2014
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Young people hold the keys to the future; unlocking their potential will lead to a better world for everyone. These facts are supported by mounting evidence from Sri Lanka, where UNFPA has worked with partners to support and empower youth. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news