Snakebite - 350 people will die today, over 1000 left with life long disability - "For the first time in my lifetime there is coordinated global strategy and the money to back it. It’s a watershed moment.”
I set up over 20 years ago to work toward developing a vaccine against what was then a devastating but neglected disease: #HIV. Great news that the organization is now harnessing its expertise to tackle another neglected threat – #snakebite.
Snakebites kill over 80,000 people worldwide. Many of these deaths are preventable. #UKaid is investing in research to develop antivenom to help stop these deaths and life-changing injuries.
Really nice in-depth article about #snakebite by Includes details of programme to support snakebite research, what happens on the ground in Africa, and the research that we are doing to try and address it.
A crisis in the production of antivenoms is killing tens of thousands of people a year. Can scientists harness HIV technology to create a universal defence against the serpents?
Amazing news: announced £80 million programme to combat #snakebite / released £9 million for research of a universal snake #antivenom. Now other donors & #goverments need to step up & support roadmap against #Snakebites 🐍
Fantastic reporting here -- Snakebite and the global search for a universal antivenom via
Brilliant and horrifying piece about snakebites and the research going into a universal antivenom. Had no idea how antivenom was currently made – by injecting horses with snake venom and bleeding them to gather the antibodies they produce.
Snakebite is arguably the world’s biggest hidden health crisis. Every year 5.4 million people are struck by snakes and between 81,000 and 138,000 die from those bites. “Snakebite and the global search for a universal antivenom” via
Snakebite and the global search for a universal antivenom via
It's been great this morning to see some brilliant coverage of this critical issue prompted by our launch. This piece from and at is the pick.
Snakebite and the global search for a universal antivenom via
Snakebite and the global search for a universal antivenom via