VC Isra University Presided the Webinar on World Rabies Day

A way forward addressed by experts from Canada and all over world. Prof. Dr.  Nazir Ashraf Laghari, Vice Chancellor, Isra University presided the webinar. He stressed for national rabies prevention program and availability of rabies vaccine in big and small health facilities as dog bite cases are happening in a large number in Pakistan. He announced rabies treatment and research centre in Isra University and advised for formal preparation of proposal for such centre. September 28 is World Rabies Day, a global health observance started in 2007 to raise awareness about rabies and bring together partners to enhance prevention and control efforts worldwide. World Rabies Day is observed in many countries, including the Pakistan. The theme for World Rabies Day 2020 is “End Rabies: Collaborate, Vaccinate”– you can help by keeping pets up to date on their rabies vaccination, and  collaborating with doctors, veterinarians, educators, community workers, policy makers, and others in your community to raise awareness around rabies prevention and control. The keynote speaker Dr. Nasir Jamal Pathan, a public health expert form Canada in his presentation showed slides staring with no bite, no rabies. He advised long and short training coursed for medical and paramedical staff in Pakistan. He further told that in USA only 3 cases of rabies occurred in comparison to 30000 cases in Asia. Prof. Dr. Fida Hussain Shaikh said dog bite is high emergency, we can save vaccination by using intra dermal admiration hence overcoming shortage of vaccine supply. Professor Abdul Sattar Memon, Pro-Vice Chancellor said in Islamic world  dogs problem should be dealt with medical prospective. Dr. Salma Kundi president elct PMA participated from Peshawar and assured that the matter will be presented to president of Pakistan through first lady to whom she is going to meet soon. Dr. Ramesh of Health Services academy, Mrs. Rabacca Wilson, Principal Nursing College, Dr. Shankar Lal, Dr. Irum Kerio, Dr. Salman Qazi, Dr. Asad Jaskani and Dr. Ghulam Hussain Baloch shared their views and stressed dog vaccination and case treatment in the hospitals. LUMHS FM radio covered live webinar. Dr. Gulzar Usman appreciated Isra University and assured collaboration in future in public health issues. Dr. Sara Salman, WHO Sindh office offered Isra University technical support of WHO for improving management through vaccination and use of immunoglobulin. She will visit and discuss future collaboration. A large number of students, doctors, nurses and vetnary doctors participated in webinar. Professor Hussain Bux Kolachi in his presentation ask students to take awareness massage in the community and should take lifelong mission to help communities specially rabies victims because 2000-5000 deaths and nearly 100000 cases are reported.