An animated video models snakebite prevention & treatment tips
According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 5.4 million people are bitten by snakes every year with 2.7 million envenomings (poisoning from snakebites). Snakebite envenomings are a global issue, and a particularly prevalent concern in Eswatini where the majority of the population is at high risk of exposure to a venomous snakebite.
The best known cure for a snakebite? Preventing it in the first place.
It is important to remember that this particular health issue is not the snake’s fault; most will bite only if provoked. Taking certain measures to prevent envenomings can save the lives of both humans and snakes.