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Strategy for a globally coordinated response to a priority neglected tropical disease: Snakebite envenoming.

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Williams, David J, Faiz, Mohd Abul, Abela-Ridder, Bernadette, Ainsworth, Stuart ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0199-6482, Bulfone, Tommaso C, Nickerson, Andrea D, Habib, Abdulrazaq G, Junghanss, Thomas, Fan, Hui Wen, Turner, Michael, Harrison, Robert and Warrell, David A (2019) 'Strategy for a globally coordinated response to a priority neglected tropical disease: Snakebite envenoming.'. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol 13, Issue 2, e0007059.

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Abstract

In one of his final essays, statesman and former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan said, ‘Snakebite is the most important tropical disease you’ve never heard of’ [1]. Mr. Annan firmly believed that victims of snakebite envenoming should be recognised and afforded greater efforts at improved prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. During the last years of his life, he advocated strongly for the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the global community to give greater priority to this disease of poverty and its victims.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 30 Socioeconomic factors in public health (General)
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 680 Tropical diseases (General)
WD Disorders of Systemic, Metabolic or Environmental Origin, etc > Animal Poisons > WD 410 Reptiles
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Department of Tropical Disease Biology
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007059
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2019 16:41
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 12:33
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/10250

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