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WHA Expected To Pass Resolution To Address Snakebite, Attract Funding

The Guardian: Mambas, medicine and one girl’s race to survive Kenya’s biting problem
“…An estimated one million people are bitten across sub-Saharan Africa, with as many as 20,000 killed by snakebite envenoming. … After decades of neglect, campaigners hope the issue is finally gaining the attention of governments. On Thursday, the World Health Assembly is expected to pass a resolution that could attract increased funding, lead to a more coordinated response from governments and boost research. Alongside the resolution, the World Health Organization (WHO) is developing a roadmap to minimize snakebite death and disability, particularly in low- and middle-income countries…” (Ratcliffe, 5/24).

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