Two snakebite antivenoms have potential to
reduce Eswatini’s dependency upon a single,
increasingly unavailable product: Results of
preclinical efficacy testing


Mozambique Spitting Cobra Rearing

Eswatini Snakebite Symposium 2021

The symposium will be hosted by Simunye Country Club & Lodge, Lusoti Village, Simunye, Eswatini, on the 3rd December 2021 and repeated on the 4th December 2021. Please note that the conference room can only accommodate 100 guests; therefore, registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Eswatini Antivenom Foundation

Eswatini Anitvenom Foundation aims to raise funds to treat snake bite victims in Eswatini. Snakebites are a disease of circumstance and poverty. The majority of snakebite victims are those who live in poor or rural communities.These bites often result in loss of life, a limb or even the ability to work because of a life-changing injury. Timely treatment with appropriate antivenom, along with modern medical care can prevent, reverse or at least minimise the major clinical aspects of snake envenoming. Sadly antivenoms are incredibly expensive when compared with the average income of the people most likely to require them. Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland), located in Southern Africa, is especially affected by snakebites. An abundance of dangerous venomous snakes and a stretched medical budget can manifest into a serious snakebite problem.

Upcoming Training Events

Snake Awareness Courses - 12 November 2022

Snake Awareness Courses 12 November 2022

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How to Avoid Snakebites & What To Do If You Get Bitten

Learn about the changes you can make around your home to prevent snakebites and what to do if you have been bitten. Most snakes will not bite unless you scare or attack them, so it’s best to walk away when you encounter one.
Video courtesy of Stanford Center for Health Education

Printable Posters

Dangerous Snakes of Eswatini

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Community Snake Rescue Guide PRINT

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Snake Bite Treatment

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Guidlines For The Treatment Of Snake Bites PRINT VERSION 1 1

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Venom Opthalmia

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VENOM OPHTHALMIA V7.3Nov 2021 300dpi

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Printable A3 Snake Fact Sheets

Mozambique Spitting Cobra

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Mozambique Spitting Cobra Fact Sheet V5

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Black Mamba

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Black Mamba Fact Sheet V5

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Snouted Cobra

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Snouted Cobra Fact Sheet V4

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Puff Adder

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Puff Adder Fact Sheet V4

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Boomslang Fact Sheet V5

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Rinkhals Fact Sheet V4

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World Health Organization logo logotype

Eswatini has a largely rural population living close to venomous snakes that cause an estimated 200 – 400 cases of snakebite envenoming each year. Species such as the puff adder (Bitis arietans), Mozambique spitting cobra (Naja mossambica) and the much-feared black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) are responsible for most serious cases… Read More




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