Women Champions Leading the Fight Against Snakebite: A Global Dialogue Highlighting Snakebite Prevention, Treatment and Management Responses During COVID-19 and Beyond

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Date(s) - 16/07/2020
16:00 CEST - 17:30 CEST

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Event description

Drawing together experiences from around the globe, this virtual dialogue breaks new ground empowering women working on the frontline and in communities on the issue of snakebite envenoming.

The webinar will highlight common trends and good practices involving snakebite prevention and control, both within the current COVID-19 context and beyond. It will also support and encourage joint-learning and participation through an interactive Q&A session.

The panelists will discuss:
– How the current pandemic has impacted the work of women champions on the frontline and in communities;
– What barriers communities are facing for snakebite due to COVID-19;
– What challenges and opportunities might arise over the coming months for snakebite in different countries.

– Priyanka Kadam, President and Founder of Snakebite Healing and Education Society (SHE-India)
– Thea Litschka-Koen, Founder, Eswatini Antivenom Foundation
– Tri Maharani, Emergency Physician and President of Indonesia Toxinology Society
– Dorothy Okemo, Executive Officer, Access to Medicines Platform Kenya
– Clare Taylor, Director of Bio-Ken Snake Farm in Watamu, Kenya
– Moderator: Gaby Ooms, Research Manager, Health Action International

Resources for event

Presentation on Snakebite in Indonesia

Snakebite in Indonesia

Photos showing effect of cytotoxic venom, courtesy of Thea Litschka-Koen (warning: images are graphic)

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