Gov speaks at webinar On Rabies Day Sept 28

GOVERNOR Edgar Chatto would be the only Filipino and the only local government leader and resource speaker during the webinars on World Rabies Day September 28, 2010 at 6:00 PM, said reports from the Bohol Rabies Prevention and Eradication Council (BRPEC).

A webinar is a workshop or lecture delivered over the web. They may be one-way Webcast, or there may be interaction between the audience and the presenters, almost similar to a virtual seminar, web conference and webcast, according to pcencyclopedia.

Provincial Veterinarian and BRPEC Acton Officer Dr. Stella Marie Lapiz said Chatto’s participation in the web-based seminar is a great privilege for Bohol to share its experience in rabies prevention and control to the whole world.

One of the country’s leading anti-rabies program, Bohol’s rabies prevention has even taken off ahead of the passing of the country’s anti-rabies program and its implementing rules and regulations.

With a perfect record of zero human or canine rabies cases 23 months after launching the province-wide community based anti-rabies program, authorities couldn’t hide their excitement on the success considering that Bohol used to be among the top provinces threatened by rabies.

Gov. Chatto, she said would be sharing the “Implementation of the Bohol Provincial Rabies Elimination Program: Perspective of the Chief Local Executive” as a way of input on a web seminar that top-bills the world’s leading anti-rabies advocates.

He could be seen on the web on September 28, 6:00 PM.

Home-based inter-actors who pre-register on a pre-determined link can join the webinar, co-hosted by Global Alliance for Rabies Control and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Speakers, along with governor Chatto include Manhattan-based Betsy Miranda of the Global Alliance for Rabies Control on Generating Community Support in Implementing a Rabies Elimination Program, Brenda Rivera of Puerto Rico’s Department of Health who will be speaking on Engaging school-age children in the fight against rabies: The Puerto Rico experience.

Also on the webinar is Katinka deBalogh of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in Rome Italy, who will speak on the One Health Concept as an opportunity for Rabies Control, Todd Smith of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta with his Past, present and future rabies biogenics, G. Robert Weedon of Global Alliance for Rabies Control on Animal Population Control and Rabies Prevention. (rac/PIABohol)

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