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Tuesday, May 24 • 17:00 - 17:30
Global elimination of dog-mediated rabies - is the One-Health approach working and the role of NGO’s

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The tripartite approach with WHO and OIE in collaboration with FAO and supported by Global Alliance for Rabies Control are on a mission to eliminate dog-mediated rabies globally. Workshops have been conducted involving human public health and animal health sectors to develop road maps to assist in achieving the elimination of rabies, a 100% preventable zoonotic disease which still causes tens of thousands of human deaths annually. Over the past year we have seen rabies outbreaks close to Australia in Bali and Malaysia, with governments still responding to control these outbreaks with mass culling of dogs. Vets Beyond Borders has successfully assisted in eliminating rabies from the state of Sikkim, in India, by having local champions and addressing key stakeholder needs. By assessing this state wide Animal Birth Control and Antirabies program and comparing this program with the response to the rabies outbreaks in Malaysia and Bali much can be learnt for rabies contingency planning.


Dr Andrea Britton

Dr Andrea Britton is an independent veterinary consultant who is passionate about animal welfare and public health. Her upbringing on a sheep/beef cattle property in the central west of NSW and studying public health in India lead to her taking up a Director role with Vets Beyond... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2016 17:00 - 17:30 ACST
Hall M Adelaide Convention Centre