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Institut Pasteur International Workshop on Surveillance and Control of Rabies
30 October 15
Hands-on activity on laboratory diagnosis during the Institut Pasteur International Workshop on Surveillance and Control of Rabies in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
GARC Public Health Research Officer, Ms. Anna Charinna Amparo was invited to the Institut Pasteur International Workshop on Surveillance and Control of Rabies held last 27 October to 07 November 2015 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to speak about GARC’s education and awareness activities for children and communities as well as the community participation strategies under the Communities Against Rabies Exposure (CARE) Project. Focusing on key messages on rabies awareness, bite prevention and management, and responsible pet ownership, these activities include the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI), Out-of-School Intervention (OSI) and rabies curriculum integration for children and orientation seminars, speakers’ bureau, and trainings for the community, among others.
She also led a workshop on planning and organizing a communication campaign citing examples of GARC’s activities under the CARE Project. There were also lectures and hands-on activities on topics including surveillance, laboratory diagnosis and phylogeny, dog vaccination and capture of free-roaming dogs, Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices (KAP) Survey, and the Stepwise Approach towards Rabies Elimination (SARE). GARC Field Veterinarian for Nias Island, Indonesia, Dr. Wahid Fakhri Husein was among the participants of the workshop.
The Institut Pasteur International Workshop on Surveillance and Control of Rabies is a 10-day residential course organized by the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia with the support of the Pasteur Institute in Paris, the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, the Health Sciences eTraining Foundation (HSeT), World Health Organization (WHO), and the PREDEMICS consortium (a FP7 funded program). It aims to provide a practical training on rabies focusing on Asia for students and professionals of animal and human public health sectors. It also aims to address several major critical issues of the present rabies situation in developing countries particularly in Asia.