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World in Progress: Snake bite prevention saves lives

Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt
February 26, 2020

Up to 140,000 people die from snakebites worldwide every year, another 400,000 are severely disabled. Most are poor people living in rural areas. But there are ways to reduce the risk. DW Reporter Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt traveled to Eswatini in Southern Africa, to find out whether snakebite prevention and treatment efforts in the small kingdom might be an example for other countries.


Reporting for this story was funded by the European Journalism Centre via its Global Health Journalism Grant Programme for Germany.

(Reporter: Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt/ presenter: Natalie Muller)


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