Resources and Links


The following websites offer snake bite related resources that are trusted for the quality and accuracy of their information:

Snakebite Treatment Guidelines

WHO Snake Antivenom Guidelines

In October 2008, the WHO Expert Committee on Biological Standardization approved formal Guidelines for the Production, Control and Regulation of Snake Antivenom Immunoglobulins. These Guidelines were released by WHO in May 2010, in conjuction with the launch of a dedicated website on antivenoms, and the distributions of medically important venomous snakes


International Society on Toxinology

The Global Snakebite Initiative has been endorsed by the membership of the International Society on Toxinology (IST), and many of the GSI members are also members of the IST. We encourage anyone with a professional interest in venoms, snakebites and similar topics to give consideration to becoming a member of the IST. The Society publishes a scientific Journal, titled Toxicon, and membership of the Society includes access to this important research publication. More information:

Global Snakebite Initiative Research or Project Collaborators

The following organisations are actively collaborating with the GSI to achieve better outcomes for the victims of snakebites in different regions of the world:

Other useful website links

The following sites contain useful information about venomous snakes, snakebite treatments, antivenoms and other related topics, and may be useful starting points for people seeking more specific information: