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03 June 2019

Antivenom needed to cure snakebites

MSF is treating many snakebite patients in its project in Agok in South Sudan. Until 2016, MSF was using an antivenom called FAV-Afrique to treat snakebite patients in Sub-Saharan Africa. Two years down the line, we are now using two new antivenoms in South Sudan. While this is good news for our patients, this is not the solution for all snakebite victims. These antivenoms are specific to the snake species in this area and they are not largely available to those who need them.