Sub-Saharan Africa Is in the Middle of a Decades-Old Snakebite Crisis

April 2016
VICE magazine

VICE magazine dedicated an article this month to the outstanding problem of venomous snake bite envenomations in Sub-Saharan Africa as the production of Fav-Afrique, a polyvalent snake antivenom has ceased in 2014 and as the last stocks will expire this June. Lack of resources and some fraudulent products have hindered the use of antivenom in Africa. Dr. Jean Philippe Chipaux, a member of the VIPER Institute and snakebite epidemiologist at the French Institute of Research and Development, and Dr. Boyer explain why antivenom research is crucial for African countried.

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