INJURY PREVENTION SESSIONS - Addressing the burden of snakebite: a system thinking approach

snakebite injury prevention

Snakebite is a major public health challenge in South Asia, Africa, and South America with about 2 million people bitten - leading to 138,000 deaths - every year. Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health, India and UNSW Medicine will present on how they used systems thinking to develop a body of work on snakebite using diverse research methodologies and approaches. They will also discuss the opportunities and challenges faced in using a system thinking approach to address this neglected tropical disease. The session will be structured around the pillars of the WHO strategic road map to address snakebite and discuss research to improve snakebite management through evidence synthesis and core outcome set development, legislative policy, and a transdisciplinary systems framework.


The 'Injury Prevention Sessions' are action-focused conversations about how we learn from local solutions to address the global problem of injury. From practitioners to researchers to students, this informal forum brings together like-minded individuals to explore innovative injury prevention research methodologies and opportunities to work together to save lives globally. This webinar series is co-hosted by UNSW School of Population Health and the WHO Collaborating Centre on Injury Prevention and Trauma Care at The George Institute for Global Health.

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  • Soumyadeep Bhaulik

    Soumyadeep is a medical doctor and international public health specialist, working on evidence synthesis, meta-research, health policy. His work in injury is focused around snakebite and drowning. He has been working on employing and innovating (systematic reviews, rapid evidence synthesis, national evidence gap map, lot quality assurance sampling) on a diverse range of methodologies to ensure fit-for-purpose approaches to inform policy, practice and future research. His work has informed multiple WHO guidelines, technical documents, national and sub-national health policies. He is also interested in addressing equity and understanding ethics and moral philosophies which underpin current research and global health ecosystems.

    Soumyadeep has studied medicine at Bankura Sammilani Medical College, India and international public health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom. He has previously worked as a researcher with the Public Health Foundation of India, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Cochrane South Asia and as an emergency physician in Columbia Asia Hospitals, Salt Lake. Soumyadeep is also an Associate Editor, Evidence Synthesis, BMJ Global Health, Academic Editor, Evidence use - research and policy in PloS Global Public Health and is the Co-Convenor of the Cochrane Priority Setting Methods Group

    Soumyadeep Bhaumik
  • Jagnoor Jagnoor

    Jagnoor is Senior Research Fellow, with a background in injury epidemiology. She has a conjoint appointment as Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW and an honorary Senior Lecturer appointment, School of Public Health University of Sydney, and The John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research.

    Jagnoor’ s research interests are exploring the impact of injuries, assessing issues of equity and vulnerability in the distribution of the burden of injuries, evaluating potential interventions to reduce the burden of injuries in Australia, Africa and Asia and contributing to data for decision making in preventing injuries and improving recovery post-injury.

    Her current research spans a broad range, including injury prevention, rehabilitation, health-related quality of life, economic impact and alternate systems of insurance with respect to injury, whiplash, and mild traumatic brain injury. She is passionate about creating new knowledge to best address the injury burden in low middle-income populations with competing for health needs. She is engaged in several projects in LMIC working on injury surveillance systems, road injuries, burns, falls and drowning.

    Jagnoor Jagnoor
  • Deepti Beri

    Deepti is a Research Officer currently working in the Injury Division at The George Institute for Global Health, India. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Management and has a Master’s Degree in Social Work.

    Prior to joining The George Institute, she was working as a Senior RA for The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development at the Public Health Foundation of India and Sangath, New Delhi, India.

    Deepti is currently involved with snakebite study which aims to understand policies and systems response to address the snakebite burden. She is also actively involved in other projects on evidence syntheses at TGI.

    Deepti Beri