The African Snakebite Institute Foundation is a registered NPO (NPO no. 231-106), and focuses on educating people about snakes and snakebite, first aid measures and the medical treatment of snakebite.
One of the biggest challenges we face in Africa is the availability of antivenom and snakebite deaths has been recognised by the World Health Organisation as a neglected tropical disease. Up to 20,000 fatalities are reported in Africa every year. The ASI Foundation hopes to establish 20 antivenom banks in South Africa where antivenom will be available 24 hours a day. Our next task will be to make antivenom more readily available throughout the rest of Africa.
All funds donated will be utilised for the purchase and distribution of antivenom to areas where it is not easily available.
For enquiries, please contact Ashley on [email protected] or +27 73 186 9176