Wellcome Trust To Support Efforts To Find New Treatments For Snakebite With $102M In Funding

Reuters: ‘Hidden health crisis’ of snakebites gets $100 million funding injection
“A global health trust is to inject 80 million pounds ($102 million) into finding more modern and effective treatments for snakebites — a ‘hidden health crisis’ that kills 120,000 people a year and maims thousands more. The project, launched by Britain’s Wellcome Trust global health charity on Thursday, aims both to improve the world’s supply of antivenoms — the only current treatment for snakebites — and to develop new and more effective drugs for the future…” (Kelland, 5/15).

Additional coverage of global efforts to find more modern treatments for snakebite is available from The Telegraph and Science.