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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“Building Momentum For Better Outcomes”
In the five years since the launch of Snakebite Awareness Day, the snakebite envenoming community has mobilized voices and resources to tackle SBE around the world. Once described by Kofi Annan, the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, as ‘the biggest public health crisis you have likely never heard of’, SBE is now gaining attention, sustained by a dynamic and growing community. This year, we reflect on our shared efforts and continue to expand this momentum to accelerate future progress.
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2023 Snakebite Awareness Day Events
September 19th - 9am CET and 4pm CET
From Vision to Actions: How WHO is Implementing its Global Snakebite Strategy
Policy Cures Research Event
Accelerating R&D for Snakebites: Building a Common Agenda for Progress
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Global Snakebite Initiative USA Foundation
Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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