Africa Rabies Webinar 2020

Programme

World Rabies Day WRD

09 am Praia (GMT-1)

10 am Dakar, Abidjan, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

11 am Casablanca, Cotonou, Kinshasa (GMT+1)

noon  Cairo, Khartoum, Johannesburg (GMT+2)

01 pm Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Antananarivo (GMT+3)

02 pm Port Louis (GMT+4)

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Session                    https://oie.zoom.us/j/93153415231

1

Updates on progress and challenges of mass dog vaccination campaigns and rabies surveillance in Africa

Introduction and outline of the webinar series

Tenzin Tenzin  (OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Southern Africa, Gaborone)
Alessandro Ripani  (OIE Sub-Regional Representation for North Africa, Tunis)

Welcoming remarks on behalf of the OIE

Samuel Wakhusama (OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Eastern Africa, Nairobi)

Sharing experiences of a successful mass dog vaccination campaign

  • Kenya
  • Matthew Muturi (Zoonotic Disease Unit)

 

  • Namibia
  • Rauna Athingo (Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry)

 

  • Nigeria
  • Ihekerenma Okoli  (Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development)

 

  • Sudan
  • Elham Alsayed Merghani Abdalla (Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries)

 

Experiences of using oral rabies vaccines (ORV) in dogs

Ad Vos (CEVA Animal Health, Libourne)

Engagement of international / national NGOs and partners towards rabies elimination programme in Africa

Tennyson Williams (World Animal Protection, Nairobi)

Rabies diagnostic techniques / methods, case management and surveillance in people

Reeta Mani (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore)

Rabies diagnostic techniques / methods and surveillance in animals

Claude Sabeta (Onderstepoort Veterinary Research, Pretoria)

OIE twinning for rabies diagnostic capacity and surveillance in Africa

Conrad Freuling, Thomas Muller (Friedrich Loeffler Institut, Greifswald) and Jolande van der Westhuizen (Namibia Directorate of Veterinary Services, Windhoek)

Discussion/Q&A

Tenzin  Tenzin  (OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Southern Africa, Gaborone)
Alessandro Ripani  (OIE Sub-Regional Representation for North Africa, Tunis)

 

World Rabies Day WRD

09 am Praia (GMT-1)

10 am Dakar, Abidjan, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

11 am Casablanca, Cotonou, Kinshasa (GMT+1)

noon  Cairo, Khartoum, Johannesburg (GMT+2)

01 pm Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Antananarivo (GMT+3)

02 pm Port Louis (GMT+4)

Thursday 24 September 2020

Session            https://oie.zoom.us/j/96213011416

2

Updates of global and regional initiatives and available tools for planning rabies elimination programmes

Welcome and brief recap of Session 1

Louis Nel (GARC / PARACON, Pretoria)
Moetapele Letshwenyo  (OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Southern Africa, Gaborone)

New OIE’s Standards to support global elimination of dog-mediated rabies by 2030

Gregorio Torres (OIE Science Department, Paris)

UAR Initiatives and Progress so far in the implementation of the Global Strategic Plan (zero by 30).

Rachel Tidman (UAR Global Rabies Coordinator, Paris)

Update on FAO involvement on rabies elimination programme in Africa

Charles Bebay (FAO ECTAD Regional Office for Eastern Africa, Nairobi)

Update on WHO involvement on rabies elimination programme in Africa

Lamine Diawara (WHO Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville)

How to design an effective mass dog vaccination campaign using Vax-PLAN/Rabies Econ tool/GDREP tools 

Ryan Wallace (US-CDC, Atlanta)

Tools and resources that support the implementation of mass dog vaccination campaigns

Andre Coetzer (GARC / PARACON, Pretoria)

How One Health and Integrated Bite Case Management (IBCM) approaches improve rabies case detection and response : country experiences (Tanzania)

Kennedy Lushasi (Ifakara Health Institute, Ifakara/Dar-es-Salaam)

World Rabies Day 2020: Continuing rabies awareness during the COVID-19 pandemic

Terrence Scott (GARC, Pretoria)

Rabies ends here: OIE communication campaign

Aziza Bencherifa (OIE Communication Unit, Paris)

Q&A including discussion on lessons learnt and way forward

Louis Nel (GARC / PARACON, Pretoria)
Moetapele Letshwenyo  (OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Southern Africa, Gaborone)

Closing remarks

Gabriel Abebe (FAO Regional Office for Africa, Accra)