Author(s): Chippaux JP
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Abstract Although frequent and severe, envenomations represent a neglected public health problem in most of the developing countries. Access to antivenoms is poor, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa, and remains a major concern to World Health Organization (WHO). Since 2007, WHO committed international experts to propose guidelines aiming to improve the manufacture, quality control, registration and use of antivenoms. These guidelines, which will published soon, should promote access to antivenoms, and their use by health services, leading in the short term to a significant decrease of snakebite morbidity and mortality. © Société de Biologie, 2010.
This article was published in Biol Aujourdhui
and referenced in Journal of Veterinary Science & Technology