Rabies prevention and control tools in Asia
On 30 June, FAO organized a Webinar on rabies prevention and control tools in Asia, the first of a series of two webinars dedicated to rabies. The webinar was attended by 57 participants from different parts of the world, mostly Asia.
Rabies causes tens of thousands of human deaths every year disproportionately affecting rural communities from economically disadvantaged areas of Africa and Asia. The appropriate tools for the elimination of the disease already exist making the global elimination of dog-mediated human rabies feasible. Despite all, there are still many challenges for implementing rabies elimination programmes, especially in developing countries.
In order to improve knowledge on rabies prevention and control, this webinar was organized under the framework of LinkTADs, a research consortium funded under the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), which aims to coordinate research on animal disease control (i.e. epidemiology and laboratory diagnostics) between partners in the European Union (EU) and China. The webinar was organized with the technical assistance of EuFMD.