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Practical guidance for rabies control: Canine Rabies Blueprint

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Practical guidance for rabies control: Canine Rabies Blueprint

The Global Alliance for Rabies Control is pleased to announce the first webinar in a series of free, online educational offerings entitled “Practical guidance for rabies control: Canine Rabies Blueprint”. 

Who Should Attend?

If you’re involved in rabies prevention and control in your country as a policy maker, local government, a health or animal welfare NGO, or a human/animal health professional, this free webinar is for you. The Blueprint includes:

  • Detailed, practical guidance on rabies control
  • Single online point of access to all relevant international resources 
  • User-friendly, Frequently Asked Questions format

Topic Areas:

Experts will cover the Blueprint for Canine Rabies Prevention and Control, which is a free online toolkit that takes you through the process of designing, implementing and evaluating a large scale rabies control program. The webinar will also cover the Stepwise Approach to Rabies Elimination (SARE), a planning and evaluation tool, which was designed in response to questions from national governments of rabies endemic countries such as: How do we start? What needs to be put in place first? Where should the emphasis be in capacity building while resources are so scarce? The planning tool was developed by FAO and GARC, in collaboration with WHO and other partners.

Finally, you will see how the Blueprint and SARE have been used in Kenya to help design their national rabies elimination strategy, which aims at eliminating dog mediated human rabies in the country by the year 2030. There will also be the opportunity to get your questions answered during the webinar.



Host: Louise Taylor, Global Alliance for Rabies Control


How to use the Blueprint for Your Rabies Elimination Program

Louise Taylor, PhD

Partners for Rabies Prevention Coordinator

Global Alliance for Rabies Control

United States


Dr Louise Taylor is a biologist with a background in theoretical and laboratory research on infectious diseases, including malaria, theileriosis, and emerging diseases. She completed a PhD and post doctoral research work at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and has been working with GARC for over 7 years. She coordinates meetings, scientific projects and other outputs of the Partners for Rabies Prevention expert group, and currently edits the newsletter.



Planning and Evaluating Your Rabies Elimination Program (Stepwise Approach towards Rabies Elimination)

Katinka de Balogh, DVM

Senior Veterinary Public Health Officer

Animal Health Service

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)


Dr Katinka de Balogh studied veterinary medicine in Berlin and Munich and obtained her doctorate in tropical parasitology from the Tropical Institute of the University of Munich in 1984.

She specialised in tropical animal production and health in France and in Veterinary Public Health (VPH) in the Netherlands. After a short career as a zoo veterinarian in the Rotterdam Zoo she moved to Africa where she worked for a total of 9 years as a district veterinary officer (DVO) in rural Zambia and lecturer at the veterinary faculties of Lusaka (Zambia) and Maputo (Mozambique).

In 1997 she started to work as a lecturer in VPH and international coordinator at the veterinary faculty in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Since 2002, she works at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy and presently leads the VPH activities of the organization  and is the FAO focal point on One Health and its linkages with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO).



Putting the Blueprint into Practice

Austine Bitek

Veterinary Epidemiologist Zoonotic Disease Unit (ZDU), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Kenya

The ZDU is a collaboration between the Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and Ministry of Health with a mission of establishing and maintaining active collaboration at the animal, human, and ecosystem interface towards better prevention and control of zoonotic diseases.


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