Snakebite Management Research Center

Since the inception of KGH in 27 August 1989, it has been a national example of playing a leading role in providing cheaper health care Facilities to rural people in Western Nepal (Thapa and Devkota 1991). Since starting to till date, it has contributed a lot in management of various tropical diseases including, snakebites (KGH 2053 BS, Broachers 2010). Recently, it is popularly known as Kali Gandaki Community Hospital (KGCH).

Globally snakebite is significant public health problem and diseases of poverty. it has caused death and morbidity of thousands of breadwinner of a family. So, it has engendered great economic loss in human society.

Globally, 125000 people die of snakebite/yr; 342 people / day; in Asia 15400-57600 people die of snakebite / yr and in Africa 3500-32100 deaths /yr (Kasturiratne et al. 2008).
In Nepal, 162 die of snakebite /100 000 people/yr (Sharma et al. 2004) and l 000 deaths/yr out of 20 000 bites (WHO 1987). The mortality rate of snakebite varies from 3% to 58% that came to be known from different fragmentary researches (Heap and Cowan 1991, Hansdak et al 1998. Shanna et al 2003. Sharma et al. 2004, Pandey 2006. Pandey 2007, Thapa and Pandey 2009).