Study provides comprehensive view of terrestrial venomous snakes and snakebite in the Middle East
Snakebite envenoming is a common problem in many parts of the world, but little
is known about its magnitude in the Arab countries of the Middle East,
where cases are not widely reported. The aim is to halve the numbers of deaths and cases of disability due to snakebite envenoming over the next 12 years through a programme that targets affected communities and their health systems, and by ensuring access to safe, effective treatment through increased cooperation, collaboration and partnership at all levels.