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Ms Kadam is the founder of Snakebite Healing and Education Society (She-India.org). She spends her time working with individuals and NGOs working in the area of snakebite management. Her expertise is Human Right Issues, Community Engagement & Advocacy. She has brought together talents from varied backgrounds to work on the grossly neglected health issues related to snakebites in India. Snakebites are estimated to kill more than 50,000 people annually in India and the morbidity that accompanies a venomous snakebite is 5 times more than human fatalities. Ms Kadam has been actively working with various grass root level groups in Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Karnataka to mitigate snakebite incidences and spread awareness in rural India. She has been driving projects at the community level with a special focus on capacity building of missionary hospitals & awareness through panchayats across Indian states. Ms Kadam has more than 27 years of corporate experience. She holds a BA in Economics, M.A. in Sociology and a PG Diploma in Human Rights. She is also CAMS (Certified Anti-Money laundering Specialist) certified and remains an active member of India's evolving AML & Regulatory Compliance Fraternity. Ms Kadam has recently quit her full-time corporate role to work on snakebite mitigation full-time. She is the Former Member of WHO's Global Snakebite Envenoming Group and helped author WHO's Snakebite Strategy and Road map published in May 2019 . Ms Kadam considers snakebite incidents as a human right issue and focuses to create awareness around this challenge through advocacy and community engagement. In the last five years, Ms Kadam has presented in various snakebite & toxicology symposiums in India, Netherlands and USA to create awareness on this socio-economic impact on people’s lives. Ms Kadam is an animal lover with a keen interest in bird watching. When not on the field, she can be found in and around Mumbai, Maharashtra.