Latest release from Global Alliance for Rabies Control say that deaths due to rabies increase from 55,000 to 70,000 now ( Attachment).
We have many organisations for control and treatment of rabies but I donot think there is any for snakebite prevention and control.
I request you all distinguished scholars to start a World Association for Prevention and Control of Snakebites called WAPCS. This would be an important step to draw attention of the policy makers including WHO towards this neglected disease that causes huge financial burden in terms of loss of human lives and that of animals.
I hope some more ideas would come soon and we move towards controlling snakebites and deaths joining hands together.
Thanks and regards,