The Philippines is now recognized as country-free from African Horse Sickness (AHS) by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
The recognition was awarded during the 84th General Session of the World Assembly of OIE Delegates held from May 22-27,2016 at Maison de la Chimie, Paris, France.
The Philippine Delegation led by Asec . Davinio P. Catbagan, BAI Director Rubina O. Cresencio and Dr. Joselito R. Somga of BFAR receiving the certificate from OIE.
The National Rabies Prevention and Control Committee (NRPCC) chaired by the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) will hold a Rabies Awareness Month Kick-off Activity on March 2, 2016 at the Muntinlupa City Sports Complex.
With this year’s theme “End Rabies, Now Na!," the activity aims to strengthen the national campaign to control and further eliminate the disease in the country. This will also serve as a venue to provide proper knowledge on the prevention and management of Rabies.