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International World Snakebite Awareness Day - September 19

September 22 , 2022 14 days 159 0
  • It aims to raise awareness of one of the world’s biggest hidden health crises.
  • Each year, approximately 5.4 million people are bitten by a snake, of whom 2.7 million are injected with venom.
  • Annually, this leads to 400,000 people being permanently disabled or disfigured and between 83,000-138,000 deaths.
  • The awareness day was launched in 2018 by the Global Snakebite Initiative, Health Action International and the Lillian Lincoln Foundation.
  • India accounts for approximately half of all global snakebite deaths reported and is responsible for 2.97 million bites each year.
  • Around 70 per cent of deaths occur in eight states with over half of the total Indian population: Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh (including Telangana), Rajasthan and Gujarat.

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