Report | 1 June 2021 | Download PDF
To improve the situation for snakebite patients, research on the availability of affordable, effective and safe antivenoms, training of healthcare workers, and awareness among communities is needed. As part of its Snakebite Programme, Health Action International (HAI) is developing an evidence base on snakebite in Kenya. Our research findings inform HAI’s capacity building efforts in communities and provide county-level and national health authorities with reliable up-to-date evidence to intensify resources and policy reforms.
This report provides the results of the research conducted in Kenya in 2019 and 2020, and has been shared with county and national level policy makers and snakebite experts, as well as community leaders and community members through various engagement sessions for dissemination and education. We aim for the findings to inform evidence-based advocacy and decision making through the adoption of our recommendations to support policy implementation, as well as to contribute to behaviour change among communities, so they take effective prevention, first aid, and treatment seeking measures in the event of a snakebite.