Fact Sheet | May 2019 | Download PDF
PURPOSE OF OUR RESEARCH
Snakebite envenoming is one of the most under-researched and neglected tropical diseases in the world. As part of our Snakebite Project, Health Action International (HAI) is developing an evidence base on snakebite in Kenya, Uganda and Zambia. Our results will enable national and regional policy-makers, including Ministries of Health, to develop and implement strong policies and programmes that improve snakebite reporting, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
HAI is surveying all levels of the healthcare system to assess: Snakebite incidence rates; snakebite treatment methods (including antivenom), and the availability and affordability of these methods; snakebite patient profiles;