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.

We are collaborating with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, to estimate the global burden of disease, develop national-level snakebite risk models based on geo-referenced socio-demographic and ecological predictors and to validate models against survey data from Kenya and Eswatini.