Following the SAARC rabies workshop organised by the regional tripartite and partners in June 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal, the SAARC Member States agreed to follow up on the recommendations in order to progress “The global strategic plan to end human deaths from dog-mediated rabies by 2030”
Given the COVID-19 situation, the tripartite organised the “Webinar series on updates and progress in the SAARC region towards elimination of dog-mediated human rabies by 2030” from 16:00 – 17:30 Tokyo time on 18 – 20 May 2020.
The webinars consisted of a series of presentations by experts from tripartite and partners to share updates, progresses, tools and success stories, and also progress and experiences from Member countries since June 2019. A total of 397 participants from SAARC countries and from around the world participated in the webinar. The webinar provided useful information and updates on important topics for rabies prevention and control. At the end of the webinar, the participants were asked to evaluate the webinar from which information will be used to identify topics or issues for further consideration in the future. The tripartite will consider organizing similar webinars on rabies depending on the need and feedback from this webinar.