African Society of Venimology

African Society of Venimology Succeeds Where Others Have Failed

MADRID, May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — INOSAN BIOPHARMA congratulates the African Society of Venimology (ASV) for their determined and successful efforts toward breaking the vicious circle of snake and scorpion venom injury in Africa.

The ASV was formed in 2012, in recognition of the specific needs of African scientists and health-care professionals, after a poll of 13 countries’ venom experts showed strong support for improved epidemiology, clinical studies, training, and national snakebite and scorpion sting management programs. Studies conducted by ASV members demonstrated that the ongoing sub-Saharan antivenom shortage was attributable to limited information about local needs, infrastructural weaknesses, and loss of confidence based on years of experience with inadequate antivenom products.

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