HAI and Snakebite Programme Partner, James Ashe Antivenom Trust, Applaud Government Action on Antivenom at Bio-Ken Snakebite Symposium

by SABRINA HENNECKE, Assistant Programme Officer (Snakebite)

Take away the snakes and the sunburn, and Watamu, Kenya truly does look like paradise. Endless white sand cozies up to a sparkling blue ocean, surrounded by lush greenery and sprinkled with towering coconut palms. Nothing could be more different from my drafty home in cold,

Staff Spotlight: Sabrina Hennecke

What do you get when you combine curiosity, diligence, ambition and intellect? That’s easy—our Assistant Project Officer for Snakebite, Sabrina Hennecke.

In this edition of Health Action International’s ‘Staff Spotlight’, we talk to Sabrina over her typical ramen-noodle lunch about living the #HAILife and making change in the world of snakebite.

On the Road in Kilifi County: HAI Launches Snakebite Programme in Kenya

by BEN WALDMANN, Snakebite Project Manager and SOPHIE VON BERNUS, Project Associate Health Action International’s (HAI) snakebite team temporarily traded the grey skies of Amsterdam for the sunny coasts of East Africa. Communities living near the picturesque shorelines surrounding Mombasa, Kenya, are well acquainted with the risk of snakebite. Snakebite envenoming is a global health [...]

Small country, big thinkers: Why it’s only natural for the Netherlands to take on a pioneering role in snakebite advocacy

by BIRTE BOGATZ, Communications Advisor

Ask other nationalities what they associate with the Dutch and you’ll most likely hear, “cheese, windmills and tulips”. Annoying perennial prejudices—although the cheese really IS the best in the world (sorry, Swiss!). And who doesn’t like tulips?

But there’s another thing about the Dutch that’s really striking: in spite of their relatively small number,

Top Experts to Discuss Global Initiatives to Reduce Snakebite Death & Disability at WHA69 Side Event

Every year, snakebite kills 125,000 people around the world and gravely injures 2.7 million more. For the first time at a World Health Assembly (WHA) side event, leading venom and snakebite experts, government representatives and medicine policy experts will discuss global challenges, initiatives and strategies to reduce death and disability from snakebite envenoming—one of the world’s most tragic and neglected tropical diseases.

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