Lao People's Democratic Republic

Rabies Elimination Progress

Latest SARE score: 0.5 (2018)
In-country SARE assessment done: No

The Stepwise Approach towards Rabies Elimination (SARE) is a practical planning, monitoring and evaluation tool to guide, develop and refine rabies control programmes. It provides measurable steps, designed as a logical flow of activities, to progress from Stage 0 to Stage 5, in efforts towards freedom from dog-transmitted rabies.

A SARE score of 0.5 out of 5 signifies that situational rabies data is being collected and analysed for initiation of local-level intervention campaigns.

2018: SARE assessment at an ARACON meeting
SARE Assessment Laos PDR ARACON 2018.xlsm

Epidemiological Data

This country is not currently using the Rabies Epidemiological Bulletin.

In-country Capacity Building

October 2019

GARC, in collaboration with WHO-WPRO, shared their experience in the integration of rabies lessons in the public school curriculum in the Philippines with national officials from Lao PDR during their National Rabies Program Planning Workshop. The meeting was attended by representatives from the Lao PDR ministries of health, agriculture, and education.

October 2019

GARC provided technical inputs during the national workshop which was organized by Department of Communicable Disease Control  of the Ministry of Health and Department of Livestock and Fishery of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

March 2018
Bangkok, Thailand

Network / Workshop participation:

Attended the inaugural Asian Rabies Control Network (ARACON) meeting (more information)