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Minutes to Die. Snakebites: The World Ignored Health Crisis

Lillian Lincoln Foundation; World Health Organization WHO, MSF; et al., (2019)

Communities in snakebite endemic countries need to be properly educated on what to do in the event of a snakebite and what steps to take to lessen one from happening. These comprehensive prevention videos in multiple languages are resources YOU can share with school children, agricultural workers, homemakers. Help spread these important videos right on down to the people and regions affected. Minutes to Die released snakebite prevention videos in 12 languages made for sharing and aimed at community health workers in Africa and India, produced by the Lillian Lincoln Foundation, along with the WHO, MSF, and a host of other NGOs.

Snakebite envenoming -- A strategy for prevention and control

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)

The core of the strategy is the goal for all patients to have better overall care, so that the numbers of deaths and cases of disability are reduced by 50% before 2030. For this to be achieved, four strategic aims will be pursued. Empower and engage communities, Ensure safe, effective treatment, Strengthen health systems, and Increase partnerships, coordination and resources Strong collaboration

Venomous snake bites: clinical diagnosis and treatment

Toru Hifumi et al., (2015)

Article published in: Journal of Intensive Care (2015) 3:16

Guidelines for the production, control and regulation of snake antivenom immunoglobulins

[World Health Organization (WHO)], (2017)

Replacement of Annex 2 of WHO Technical Report Series, No. 964

Guidelines for the Management of Snake-bites. 2nd edition

Word Health Organization/ Regional Office of South-East Asia, Eds.: Word Health Organization/ Regional Office of South-East Asia, (2016)

Snakebites are well-known medical emergencies in many parts of the world, especially in rural areas. Agricultural workers and children are the most affected. The incidence of snakebite mortality is particularly high in South-East Asia. Rational use of snake anti-venom can substantially reduce mortality and morbidity due to snakebites. These guidelines are a revised and updated version of Regional Guidelines for the Management of snakebites published by the WHO Regional Office in South-East Asia in 2011. These guidelines aim to promote the rational management of snakebite cases in various health facilities where trained health functionaries and quality snake antivenom are available.

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