Publication Type : Book
Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences
Publisher : World Health Organization
Source : World Health Organization, , Geneva (2010)
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Medicine
Department : Forensic Medicine
Year : 2010
Abstract : Although frequent and severe, envenomations represent a neglected public health problem in most of the developing countries. Access to antivenoms is poor, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa, and remains a major concern to World Health Organization (WHO). Since 2007, WHO committed international experts to propose guidelines aiming to improve the manufacture, quality control, registration and use of antivenoms. These guidelines, which will published soon, should promote access to antivenoms, and their use by health services, leading in the short term to a significant decrease of snakebite morbidity and mortality.
Cite this Research Publication : Pillay V. V., WHO Guidelines for the Production Control and Regulation of Snake Antivenom Immunoglobulins. Geneva: World Health Organization , 2010.