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WHO leads bid to protect rural communities from neglected snakebite emergency

At least 80,000 people die from snakebites every year, but the UN health agency has a plan to help the rural communities who are worst affected.

That’s according to Dr. Bernadette Abela-Ridder, head of the World Health Organization’s Neglected Zoonotic Diseases unit.

In an interview with Daniel Johnson from UN News, she explains how the strategy will focus on boosting investment in research to find more effective serums, and providing updated medical advice for practitioners.