Loma Linda University Global Health Institute
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Global Conversations Presentation
Minutes to Die Snakebite: The World's Ignored Health Crisis
FILM SCREENING - PANEL - SNAKE EXHIBIT
Dr. Matthew Lewin, global leader in snake venom therapies,
Assist. Professor, UC San Francisco
Dr. William Hayes, Professor Biology, LLU
Dr. Brian Wolk, Emergency Medicine, LLU Medical Center
Thursday, February 15, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Centennial Complex, Damazo Amphitheater
24760 Stewart St., Loma Linda CA 92354
Cost: Free Program
Snakebite is the cause of death globally for more than 125,000 deaths a year. In addition, some 400,000 people each year will suffer from life-long health complications such as disfigured limbs or amputation. Snakebite is a constant fear among global citizens in rural areas — farmers, children and homemakers — as interaction with venomous snakes are inevitable. In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) added snakebite to its list of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and requires governments of snakebite-endemic countries to make snakebite a priority by providing their people with an available supply of quality, effective and affordable antivenom treatments. This means that it is critical that we all act now.
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