Global Snakebite Initiative
Snakebites claim 125,000 lives and seriously injure 2.7 million people every year. Lillian Lincoln Foundation philanthropist Barbara Bissell WG76 joined with Global Snakebite Initiative (GSI) to tackle this hidden epidemic through advocacy, research, and prevention. The nonprofit provides education and training for health workers, small grants for young researchers, and clinicians, and affordable treatment options in developing countries. This fall sees the release of a powerful as-yet-untitled documentary highlighting the effect of this WHO-identified tropical threat on the rural poor. GSI is a ray of hope for snakebite victims around the world.