Fact Sheet | Updated 19 November, 2018 | Download PDF
A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people lose their lives, limbs, and any viable future from snakebite envenoming, a neglected tropical disease that can be prevented and treated. Solutions are within reach.
Snakebites can be prevented by:
- Using snake-proof footwear and bed nets
- Making homes unattractive for snakes (e.g., closing holes, removing waste, storing food and water in containers, keeping livestock outside).