Kenya Snakebite Research and Interventions
Established 2017 as a Centre of excellence in snakebite research and interventions. The key strategic objective is to undertake multi-disciplinary research activities leading to better diagnosis and therapies for snakebite; while working towards community-based model interventions systems – the primary goal of saving the lives and limbs of those afflicted with snakebite.
- Provision of expert advice on clinical and biological aspects of snakebite
- Determining the incidence, mortality, morbidity and socioeconomic impact of snakebite
- Establishing the first Antivenom Quality Control Unit in sub-Saharan Africa
- Establishing the first centre for research on snakebite therapy, diagnosis and basic biology
OUR RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
Name: Dr. George Adino
Title: Programme Lead
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