Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1976. She is an author and freelance print and audio journalist based in Berlin. Her work focuses on global health topics such as Ebola, drug addiction and snakebite, and social justice issues such as female feticide in India. She is the author of Bazaars of Istanbul (Thames & Hudson), Voodoo (Terra Magica) and IN/VISIBLE (Edition Lammerhuber), a book on women survivors of acid attacks.
Up to 140,000 people worldwide die from snakebites every year. As the global health community begins to wrestle with this neglected tropical disease, the journalists will explore if the tiny kingdom of eSwatini might offer solutions.
Each year, an estimated 300,000 children are born with sickle cell disease, the majority of them in Africa, but also in India, the Middle East and Mediterranean countries. Where the need is greatest, treatment options are most limited.