National Snakebite Initiative
(Erode, Tamilnadu, India)
Robin runs the National Snakebite Initiative in Tamil Nadu, India. Following a devastating snakebite in the mid 2000’s which saw significant necrotic disability to his hand, and nearly cost him his life, Robin decided to act. His life calling as an experienced victim was to raise his voice to tell the world of the plight of the rural farmer.
He currently travels southern India to rescue and relocate snakes from homes and businesses, and has conducted more than 1,000 snakebite safety trainings with the forest department, various governmental entities and champions snakebite education and prevention in schools and communities on a constant basis. Robin and his wife Shyamala dedicate themselves to aid snakebite victims on rehabilitation and the love and care needed during follow-up care after a potentially life-altering bite.