Rabies elimination in South-East Asia Region
Other Titlesreport of a workshop, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10-12 November 2005
AbstractDescription: The South-East Asia Region contributes 60% of global rabies mortality which can be prevented. The meeting brought together national focal points from human health and animal health sectors from countries of the Region where rabies is a major problem. The meeting reviewed the status of rabies and formulated mechanisms for implementation of the strategy for elimination of rabies. It was recommended that Member Countries establish national rabies control programmes and make modern tissue-culture rabies vaccine accessible to people. WHO was requested to undertake advocacy at the highest level to elicit political commitment from national governments and provide technical support for execution of national rabies control programmes.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2006). Rabies elimination in South-East Asia Region. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205723