National Snakebite Study in Sri Lanka
Snakebite is one of the most important neglected tropical diseases in the world largely affecting rural communities living in tropical and subtropical countries. Sri Lanka has one of the highest incidence rates for snakebite - according to hospital statistics about 37,000 patients are admitted to government hospitals due to snakebites annually and hospital admissions are considerably varying among the climatic zones of Sri Lanka.
This project involves modelling snakebite events based on socio-demographic and geo-spatial predictors to develop a risk map. CHICAS is collaborating with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the Grantham Institute at Imperial College, the University of Kelaniya and the University of Tel Aviv in this project.