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Webinar on rabies prevention and
control tools in Asia

19 June 2015 - Rabies occurs in more than 150 countries and territories, with 95% of human deaths reported in Africa and Asia, mostly in rural areas. Recently dog-mediated human rabies deaths have been extensively discussed as a candidate for global elimination. Although there is a good dog rabies vaccine and effective human post exposure prophylaxis available, there are still many challenges for implementing rabies control, especially in developing countries.

Rabies control requires a multi-dimensional approach especially cooperation between animal and human health sectors (wildlife). Rabies elimination is a public good and it has been identified by the Tripartite alliance (WHO, OIE and FAO) as a priority to implement the One Health approach.

In order to improve knowledge on rabies prevention and control, a two-series of webinars will be organized under the framework of LinkTADs, an EC-funded project that aims at linking Epidemiology and Laboratory Research on Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses in EU and China. The agenda will cover the below topics. Each presentation will last 15 minutes and they will be followed by a general discussion of 15 minutes.

  • Rabies case for global elimination
    Bernadette Abela-Ridder (WHO); 
  • Stepwise approach for rabies control
    Katinka de Balogh (FAO);
  • Rabies blueprint
    Louis Nel (Rabies Alliances-GARC);
  • OIE Rabies regulations
    Gregorio Torres (OIE);
  • Principles and Practices for Rapid Rabies Control
    Eric Brum (FAO).

The webinar on rabies prevention is scheduled for Tuesday 30th of June, from 9:00 to 10:30 Central European Summer Time (CEST).

To enter the webinar please click here 10 minutes before the webinar is due to start and then select “enter as guest” and type your name. You will need speakers or earphones connected in order to hear the presentation. The webinar can be viewed through your normal web browser, note that you will need a recent version of Flash player installed, and reasonable internet bandwidth. Please click here to check your pc supports Adobe connect and is up to date. You can check your time zone here.


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