Webinar

Africa Rabies Webinar 2020: Updates on rabies elimination efforts in Africa region

To commemorate this year’s World Rabies Day, the African Representatives of the “Tripartite” Partners (FAO-OIE-WHO), along with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) and its Sub-Saharan Africa network (Pan-African Rabies Control Network, PaRaCoN) organised a two day webinar for the Africa region on the 23 and 24 September 2020. The webinar session was conducted subsequently both in English and in French.

The main objectives of the webinar were:

  • To share updates from the Regional Tripartite (FAO/OIE /WHO) and GARC as well as other key partners on the progress towards the global goal of zero human deaths due to dog-mediated rabies by 2030 (“Zero by 30”);
  • To share countries’ success stories on mass dog vaccination campaigns, the challenges and the constraints they face;
  • To provide updates from OIE Reference Laboratories and Tripartite collaborating centres on rabies diagnostics and surveillance;

 

  • To share tools available for the planning and implementation of rabies elimination programmes, including the recently adopted OIE procedure for the endorsement of official dog-mediated rabies control programmes and strategies;
  • To identify gaps and opportunities for future interventions in support of the design and implementation of national strategic plans in African Member countries.

The webinars consisted of a series of presentations by experts from the Tripartite and partners to share updates, progress, tools, diagnostic and surveillance tools as well as success stories, and also progress and experiences from Member countries.

On day one, the English session was attended by 168 participants while the French session was attended by 95 participants from African countries and from around the world. The theme of day-one was Updates on progress and challenges of mass dog vaccination campaigns and rabies surveillance in Africa.

On day two, the English session was attended by 120 participants while the French session was attended by 90 participants. The theme of day-two was Updates of global and regional initiatives and available tools for planning rabies elimination programmes.

The programme, over the two days and in the two languages, included country testimonies from Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania and Tunisia.

Download the presentations here (English):

Download the presentations in French – View the recordings of the French language webinar

View the recordings of the English language webinar :

Session 1 : Updates on progress and challenges of mass dog vaccination campaigns and rabies surveillance in Africa.

Session 2 : Updates of global and regional initiatives and available tools for planning rabies elimination programmes.

WRD 2020

The webinar was organised and supported by:

More information:

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