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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.

BAI Director Rubina O. Cresencio, Department of Health (DOH) Rabies Program Manager Dr. Ernesto ES. Villalon III, City Mayor Jaime R. Fresnedi and Born to be Wild Hosts Dr. Ferdinand Recio and Dr. Neilsen B. Donato will grace the opening ceremony.

The celebration will highlights the different activities such as the ceremonial turn-over of school-based materials by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) in coordination with Knowledge Channel and Muntinlupa City Early Childhood Education Division; mass vaccination for dogs and cats; puppet show and awarding of hero dogs.

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Veterinarian vaccinating a dog against Rabies

The Muntinlupa City Health Office in collaboration with the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) will launch the Free Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis vaccination for Grade 1 pupils in the whole Muntinlupa City.

The event will also include free consultation and deworming for dogs and cats as well as Rabies lecture and film viewing. There will be also Rabies song writing contest for college students, poster making contest for high school , dog mask making contest for elementary and Rabies information, education and communication (IEC) material for local government units (LGUs) in National Capital Region (NCR).

The Rabies Awareness Month is celebrated annually in the Philippines by virtue of the Proclamation No. 84, series of 1999.

 

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EMELINDA L. LOPEZ, DVM, MSc                                                          NOVERLEE P. CALUB, DVM  

Officer-in-Charge/National Rabies Focal Person                                     Veterinarian I  

Animal Health and Welfare Division                                                         Animal Health and Welfare Division              

Bureau of Animal Industry                                                                        E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                          

Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1100                                           Contact No. +639175563964

Contact Nos. (632) 928 2743/ 928 2836                                                   

                                                                                                                                        

 

Code: BAI_MR 2016-001

 

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