International Collaboration

The project as explained in it’s plan is fully capable to extend it’s attributes to other needy developing countries. The special methods identified and introduced specifically by Sindh project ensures cost effectiveness of ASV production both for establishment and operational configurations. Once the provincial and national demands of ASV are leveled in Pakistan the project abilities will be tuned for assisting other countries in the World especially those of Asia and Africa having snake bite as a stringent public health for their capacity building to produce their own Anti Snake venom locally against their medically important snakes. This will not only reduce their disease burden, patient load, bed occupancy, morbidity and mortality due to snake bite but will also help in reducing their outside dependency and saving their precious foreign exchange which can be utilized for some other important needs.

On invitation of Federal University Birnin Kebbi (FUBK) Nigeria the Project Director participated the Medians Conference on “Venom & Toxins The Nigerian Experience”  from 23rd to 25th November 2015 at Birnin Kebbi organized by Toxinology Society of Nigeria (TSN) and shared ASV production experience with them through a presentation titled “ASV Production the Pakistan Experience”. In response to a request by a Nigerian Federal University the project is about to extend it’s assistance for Institutionalizing three major Universities of Nigeria for establishing an ASV production unit for production and distribution initially of a Nigeria specific ASV and later on to produce a Pan Africa ASV for other needy countries in African Sub Sahara around 56 in number constituting 1/4th of the United Nations. The Honorable Vice Chancellor Federal University of Birnen Kebbi is about to visit Pakistan by the end of January 2016 to Sign MoUs with three Pakistan Universities.

On 15th  January 2016, Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) was signed by Sindh ASV/ARV Project, Peoples University of Medical & Health Sciences, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam and Venom and Toxin Research Laboratory, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for research collaboration on Toxinology.