WHO Strategy Aims To Halve Number Of Deaths, Disabilities Due To Snakebites

World Health Organization: Snakebite: WHO targets 50% reduction in deaths and disabilities
“WHO [on Monday] released further details of its strategy to prevent and control snakebite envenoming, a neglected tropical disease that affects 1.8-2.7 million people each year, claiming 81,000-138,000 lives and causing 400,000 cases of permanent disability. The aim of the strategy is to halve the numbers of deaths and cases of disability due to snakebite envenoming over the next 12 years through a program that targets affected communities and their health systems, and by ensuring access to safe, effective treatment through increased cooperation, collaboration, and partnership at all levels…” (5/6).

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