José Ma. Gutiérrez, CPI, Seeks Better Care for Snakebite Victims

  • The Health Minister and a UCR researcher participated in the World Health Organization activity in Geneva, Switzerland, proposed by Costa Rica

Lidiette Guerrero Portilla, Journalist of the Divulgation and Information Office

Fuente: Costa Rica University

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Dr. José Ma. Guitérrez Gutiérrez, researcher at the CPI of the UCR participated in a panel in Geneva, Switzerland, that analyzed, in front of 120 people, an integrated global initiative to reduce snakebite death and disability, (photo by José Ma. Gutierrez).

Dr. José Ma. Gutiérrez Gutiérrez, researcher of the Clodomiro Picado Institute (CPI) of the University of Costa Rica (UCR) participated last Thursday in a panel parallel to the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, denominated Science, State & Society: An Integrated Global Initiative to Reduce Snakebite Death & Disability, which included the participation of 120 people from different countries.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Fernando Llorca Castro and the diplomatic delegation of Costa Rica in Geneva proposed this activity to the WHO, and it obtained the support of representatives from Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Senegal and Uganda. 

Dr. José Ma. Guitérrez Gutiérrez introduced the model that Costa Rica has followed to face the snakebite problem which involved the participation of the Clodomiro Picado Institute.