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United Against Rabies Forum Annual Meeting 2021

September-October 2021


The second annual meeting of the United Against Rabies Forum took place in September/October 2021. Unable to meet in person, partners took part in 3 live webinars – each addressing key aspects of rabies control and elimination, while also putting the challenge into the broader global context of One Health implementation and pandemic prevention.

Webinar 1: Rabies, One Health and Covid 19

Speakers include Lord Alexander Trees (House of Lords, UK), Dr. Thumbi Mwangi (Kenya), Dr. Bernadette Abela-Ridder (WHO), Dr. Yewande Alimi (Africa CDC), Dr. Lucille Blumberg (South Africa), Dr. Naseem Salahuddin (Pakistan), Dr. Nigel Swift (Boehringer Ingelheim) Dr. Onphirul Yurachai (Thailand). With a Rabies Alliance film for World Rabies Day.

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Webinar 2: Data gaps, monitoring and tools and technology

A deep dive into rabies data gaps, mapping and tools for rabies control and introducing UAR’s Working Group 1. Includes a discussion on rinderpest eradication and what rabies can learn from that success. Speakers include Prof Peter Roeder (rinderpest eradication), Dr Bernadette Abela-Ridder (WHO), Dr Thumbi Mwangi (Kenya), Dr Ryan Wallace (CDC), Terence Scott (GARC), Sean Shadomy (FAO). Featuring a short film on safe dog handling with Daniel Stewart – rabies control and animal behaviour expert.

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Webinar 3. National Rabies Control Programs

Practical insights from UAR Forum Working Group 2 on strategic and operational support for national rabies control programs, particularly the process of gaining WOAH endorsement. Speakers include Dr Reildrin Morales (The Philippines), Katinka de Balogh (FAO), Vivian Iwar (ECOWAS), Marija Popovic (WOAH), Andre Coetzer (GARC), Thomas Mueller (FLI), Anna Fahrion (FLI), Madi Savadogo (Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Sante).

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