Following the successful achievement in fighting rabies in Lanmadaw Township, the CNVR (Catch, Neuter, Vaccination, Return) programme will be carried out in San-gyaung and Mingala Taungnyunt townships, according to the Yangon City Development Committee.
The decision was made at the workshop on the subject of elimination of rabies in Yangon, sponsored by KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation yesterday.
During the two-day workshop, participants including experts and officials of the Yangon City Development Committee discussed how
to implement the CNVR method effectively and systematically.
The opening ceremony of the workshop was attended by Yangon Region Minister for Planning and Finance U Myint Thaung, MPs of the Yangon Region parliament, members of the YCDC, international experts, NGOs, Vice Chairman of the KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation Daw Nang Kham Naung and invited guests.
Under the agreement between the YCDC and Washington DC-based Humane Society International (HSI) and Thailand-based Soi Dog Foundation (SDF), KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation, a prominent philanthropist organization in Myanmar, conducted the workshop with the technical assistance of the two foreign organisations.
Rabies is a zoonotic disease transmitted by the bite or saliva of a rabid animal.
The burden of rabies is very high worldwide; 30,000 to 50,000 people die annually due to rabies and around 10 million people take the rabies vaccination for fear of rabies. Awareness against rabies, vaccination of animals against rabies and controlling the population of dogs are important preventive measures.
Thura Lwin (Eco)