Training workshop on “One Health Approach Towards Control of Rabies” under IVPD completed at UVAS
LAHORE (17-09-18): The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore under its project titled “In-service Training Facility of Advance Veterinary Education and Professional Development for Veterinary Professionals (IVPD)” in collaboration with “Indus Hospital Karachi” arranged a concluding ceremony of 5-day training workshop on “One Health Approach towards Control of Rabies” on Monday.
Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Masood Rabbani presided over the concluding session of the workshop and distributed certificates among participants & resource persons while Director IVPD Project Dr Hafsa Zenab, Chairman Department of Epidemiology Dr Hassan Mushtaq, Aftab Gouhar from Indus Hospital Karachi and a large number of faculty members and students from UVAS sub-campuses were present.
Speaking on the occasion, Pro VC Prof Dr Masood Rabbani said that being a veterinarian it is our responsibility to perform our duty with honesty and dedication to protect our society from diseases and keep environment rabies free for the welfare of human being. He thanked Indus Hospital Karachi for working along with UVAS for the noble cause of saving animals from rabies and other such deadly diseases. He lauded the efforts of IVPD Director Dr Hafsa Zenab for providing financial support to conduct the training workshop and working actively for updating DVM curriculum according to modern day needs. He advised students to share their knowledge and experiences with other students.
Dr Hassan Mushtaq said that the aim of this training was to familiarize the young veterinarians with the techniques and scientific methods for mass dog vaccination and prevention of rabies. Dr Hafsa Zaneb presented the vote of thanks.
Various aspects discussed in five days training related to prevention of rabies, introduction of one-health approach, experience of rabies-free Karachi project, community engagement and education, dog count survey, dog catching using control poles etc. In which video massage of Dr Bernadette Abela Ridder on neglected zoonotic diseases and Mr Daniel Steward on animal behavior were also presented during workshop.