The government of Nepal, the Ministry of Health and Population, the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) and the Society of Internal Medicine of Nepal (SIMON) organized a High-Level Meeting and Workshop on “Snakebite in Nepal: The Challenges and the Needs”. The theme for the workshop was “Preparing for a Nepal where no one diesContinue reading Kamal Devkota at Snakebite Workshop in Nepal
Kamal Devkota and his team in Nepal recently exhibited a snake awareness program at a local festival in Nepal. The 5th edition of the Nawalpur Mahotsav Festival was held at Kawasoti-3, Nawalpur in Nepal. This festival was organized by the Nawalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 31 January – 10 February 2019. There were moreContinue reading ‘Save Snakes Save Nature’ stall at Nawalpur festival, Nepal
The need to understand the global snakebite crisis is increasing and researchers are trying to understand the patterns that emerge from snakebite incidences around the world. Andrew Durso is one such researcher trying to investigate the distribution of snakebite and understand how artificial intelligence can help us in identifying snakes more effectively. What is yourContinue reading Snakes and Snakebite, an interview with Andrew Durso
Kamal recently made two radio PSA’s about snake awareness and snake conservation in Nepal. Public Service Announcement or Public Service Ads are messages within the public’s interest with the objective of raising awareness and public attitudes towards a social issue. Kamal wrote and directed two different Radio announcements. For the recording, he hired experienced voiceContinue reading Save The Snakes update from Nepal: Public Service Announcements, Interviews and Programs
Today is Snakebite Awareness Day and it gives us a unique opportunity to give victims of this global health crisis the attention they deserve! Snakebite envenoming was officially listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a category A (highest priority) Neglected Tropical Disease in 2017. Earlier this year, the World Health Assembly, comprised ofContinue reading International Snakebite Awareness Day!
Kamal and his team in Nepal have conducted more snake conservation workshops and awareness programs in these communities. Lakshminagar, Dhakdhai, Rohini Gaupalika Padariya, Bhagwanpur, Lumbini Sanskritik Municipality Sagrahawa, Makrahar, Tilottama Municipality Shankarnagar Banbihar and Research Centre, Tilottama Municipality The communities were selected based on discussions held at the district level workshop earlier this year. TheContinue reading New Snake Information Centers in Nepal
Happy World Snake Day! Celebrated on July 16th, World Snake Day raises awareness for the role of snakes in the environment and it encourages our society to appreciate these truly amazing animals. All next week, Save The Snakes will take action to support our dedicated Conservation Partners in South Asia, who save snakes every day!Continue reading On World Snake Day, Give Thanks for Snake Rescuers
The first International Snakebite Conference was held on June 21st and 22nd, 2018, in Leiden, the Netherlands. The goal of this conference was to “draw attention to a devastating, neglected tropical disease and to ignite international action on snakebite prevention and treatment”. But, wait, snakebite is a disease?