Snakebite: A Global Health Crisis Not to Be Forgotten
In 2018, International Snakebite Awareness Day was born when the world needed to know about this mostly ignored crisis. But awareness and action needed more than just one day. As the global community focuses on implementing WHO’s global strategy to reduce death and disability by half by 2030, a great deal of the work starts in communities, hospitals and in labs across the globe. You can do your part. Share stories. Use our important prevention materials in communities. As one, we can all make an impact!
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2022 Campaign: ‘Challenges and Barriers to Accessing Effective Treatment’
Terrain and physical land obstacles. Lack of basic transportation. Unequipped primary health centers devoid of trained health workers. Time lost seeking traditional medicine options. Communities lacking education on preventing snakebites and the proper first aid to practice in the event of a bite. All of these are challenges and barriers to accessing effective treatment for a snake bite in all parts of the world. This year, we highlight these stories to let the world see the challenges for receiving that last mile of care. A launching point to developing solutions. Watch the video above to see how a crocodile-infested river in Kilifi County Kenya presents a major obstacle for those on the other side of the river.
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