Mali has faced a political and security crisis since 2012 which has had a devastating impact on the humanitarian situation of people living in the conflict areas. Sadly the violence has been intensifying in the central region for over a year and is seriously affecting the civilian population.
Snakebite: Safe, efficient and affordable treatment needed
Every year, an estimated 5 million people are bitten by snakes worldwide. Out of these, 125,000 die and 400,000 are permanently disabled or disfigured.
Many of the victims are children and the majority live in rural areas with limited access to healthcare. But treatment is luxury in many places. It is rarely available, and when it is, it can cost up to US$ 500 per victim.
Safe, efficient and affordable treatment must be made available NOW.