Recently Waves of Mercy International has been made aware of the desperate need for anti venom in Swaziland, Africa. People are dying and losing limbs from the poisonous bites of snakes. The bites from the black mamba and Mozambique spitting cobra, to name a few, are causing great suffering among the poor there. The anti venom is very costly (approximately $120 Canadian per vial) and each victim needs at least 5 vials to survive. The cost for treatment is out of reach for most people as the average daily income is about $1 US per day. The situation is desperate and time is very critical after one is bitten, anti venom must be administered within the first few hours.
Call to Action:
Waves of Mercy International has recently purchased and delivered 53 vials of anti venom to the Good Shepherd Hospital in Swaziland. The stock of anti venom has now been used; we need to purchase more as soon as possible. We have also purchased and delivered medical equipment to this hospital to help the doctors treat snake bite victims. Another great need for this region is to have a 4×4 vehicle which could be used as an ambulance as people are not able to get transport to the hospital from the rural areas.