B4.5: SNAKE BITE ENVENOMING: A GLOBALLY NEGLECTED DISEASE
Research interests/current works
As a medical student with a special interest in pediatrics I am most interested in the clinical aspects of neglected tropical diseases. Children living in poverty have a high risk of getting such diseases, and they suffer special hardships when affected. They may also need a special kind of treatment and care that differs from that for adult patients. However, in the case of neglected tropical diseases, this is often not available or not even known. In my MD dissertation research I investigate snake bite envenoming in children in collaboration with partners in developing countries where this is a common hazard especially during flood disasters. Through my research I hope to find out if published data accurately reflect the true impact that snake bite envenoming has on children, to identify factors that influence mortality and long-term physical and psychological consequences, and to compare different strategies of healthcare delivery to children bitten by snakes.
Since 2011 Clinical studies in medicine at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F)