Welcome to Kenya Snakebite Research & Intervention Centre
Kenya snakebite research and intervention centre(K-SRIC), situated within the Institute of Primate Research (IPR), is a centre of excellence in snakebite research and Interventions. K-SRIC’s key strategic objective is to undertake multi-disciplinary research activities leading to better diagnosis and therapies for snakebite, while working to wards community-based model intervention systems with the primary goal of saving the lives and limbs of those afflicted with snakebites.
Snakebite is a WHO-listed Neglected Tropical Disease that kills 32,000 people residing in some of the most disadvantaged rural communities of sub-Saharan Africa and leaves over 90,000 surviving victims with permanent physical disabilities / disfigurements. The most economically important and educationally-vulnerable 10-30 year olds suffer the highest rates of snakebite mortality and morbidity.