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World Suicide Prevention Day, 10th September 2018 (Updates)

Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA) in partnership with Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention (CPSP) University of Edinburgh, observed ‘World Suicide Prevention Day’ 10th September as an awareness-raising event with the theme “Working Together to Prevent Suicide”.

The event was held at eight, Highly Hazardous Pesticide Poisoning - Gathering Requisite Information for Decision-making (HOPE GRID) Research implementing sites under these seven states; Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Utter Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh.

The project aims to identify the highly hazardous pesticides currently responsible for the majority of pesticide suicides in India.

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