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We gathered a group of moms into a room and they had no idea why they were there. We told them we wanted to talk about their kids and being a mom. That’s it. And then we started to peel it all away like layers of an onion. We began to ask about things like Continue Reading »
Shortly before his passing in August 2018, Former U.N. Secretary General and statesman Kofi Annan recorded this video on the importance of a global response to tackle snakebite envenoming. Snakebites claim the lives of between 81,000 and 138,000 each year, with some 400,000 suffering lasting disabilities and has long been one of the world’s most Continue Reading »
SHARE and be the voice for a voiceless population! “Minutes to Die, Snakebite: The World’s Ignored Health Crisis” is the first of its kind documentary uncovering the global health crisis few know about. Snakebite claims the lives of 125,000 people each year throughout India, Africa and southeast Asia, with another 400,000 living with disfigurement or Continue Reading »
Quietly sleeping in the same raised bed in their tin-sided home with an open front door. That was all two young sisters were doing. Quiet, until mother Eunice heard her eldest cry loudly. Any parent knows that feeling. A bad nightmare, perhaps an oncoming fever or sickness. Eunice held and consoled her inconsolable child, when seconds later, screams echoed from that same bedroom.
Our first visit with Selvarasu made it clear we were meeting a man who has done everything to make life work for his family. Underneath the once proud farmer’s façade was a victim suffering on many levels. During our interview, Selvarasu broke into tears, which in turn brought tears to the filming crew. Recounting his struggles since a fateful night in 2012 is enough to make the strongest of souls The world has the capacity to deal break down.
Ebola was a horrific pandemic, a communicable disease that put the world on alert. Rightly so, it made headlines. Governments, pharmaceutical companies and big donors stepped up. Snakebite kills roughly the same people every month, as those who died from Ebola in the 26 month crisis. No matter the numbers, snakebite for decades has been ignored Continue Reading »
Snakes kill tens of thousands of people each year. But experts can’t agree on how best to overcome a desperate shortage of antivenom.
The Wall Street Journal profiled the scientists modernizing snakebite medicine.
The World Health Organization recently took a step to reduce the number of snakebite deaths by adding venomous snake bites to its list of neglected tropical diseases – a classification that could help get more resources allocated to fighting this public health problem.
In a decision public health activists are calling both landmark and long overdue, the World Health Organization has placed snakebite envenoming on its list of top 20 priority neglected tropical diseases — giving it the highest possible ranking for diseases of its kind.
The world is facing a growing snakebite crisis — and there’s a serious shortage of antivenom