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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