The Government of Uganda through the Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF) funded a research project titled: The burden of snakebite and snakebite envenoming in Uganda: a community survey and health facility audit.
We are pleased to inform you that this study has been successfully implemented and this email, therefore, serves to cordially invite you to a dissemination workshop of results scheduled for Wednesday, February 17, 2021, starting from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Kindly note that while a few delegates have been invited to a physical meeting, we invite the rest to join virtually.
You are invited to register in advance for this meeting as per the link below.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
About the Study
Snakebite is a medical emergency, if not timely treated it can result in permanent disability, disfigurement, or even death. Globally, 2.7 million people are bitten by snakes, and 125,000 die of snakebites annually. The majority of these events occur in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Successful management of snakebites requires knowledge of the snake, characteristics of the snakebite, and correct knowledge of how to manage the bites. Uganda like other high-risk Africa and Asian countries has scanty information on snakebites to guide the country’s interventions. This study aimed at determining the burden of snakebites, including occurrence, snakes involved, characteristics of the bites, community knowledge, and practices, as well as health facility capacity to manage snakebites.
- Dr. John B M Ddamulira – MakSPH, DCEH Department
- Dr. Simon Kasasa – MakSPH, EP/BIO Department
- Dr. Susan Kizito – MakSPH
- Dr. Alfred Mubangizi– MOH – NTD Unit
- Dr. Julius Kyaligonza – former UWEC.
Find attached the program for dissemination.
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We look forward to having you on the day.