FETPAFI hosts Integrated Bite Case Management (IBCM) training session for Municipal Animal Officers (MAOs) of Oriental Mindoro

Posted on Aug 31, 2021 by FETPAFI

Last February 26 and 27, 2020, representatives from the Municipal Agriculture Office of 11 Oriental Mindoro municipalities attended the Integrated Bite Case Management (IBCM) training session conducted at Filipiniana Hotel, Calapan City. The training was hosted in collaboration with the Provincial Health Office, Provincial Veterinary Office (ProVet) and Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory 4B (RADDL-4B).

Resource persons were from FETPAFI and RITM, as well as guest speakers Dr. Alfredo P. Manglicmot (Division Head, Animal Health and Welfare Services) and Dr. Shynie Vee Telmo (Veterinary Officer of RADDL). Provincial program and disease situationer was provided by Ms. Marife Tulio, the Provincial Rabies Coordinator.

The program consisted of lectures on rabies prevention control and current DOH guidelines for managing rabies and rabies exposures. A hands-on demonstration on how to conduct animal investigations and collect animal samples (including the use of the rapid test kit, Bionote) was performed at the RADDL facility in Naujan. Group activities were held centering on the improvement of rabies surveillance in municipalities.

Upon completion of the 2-day seminar, trainees were provided with certificates of attendance, copies of the lecture materials, and sample collection and investigation kits for conducting animal investigations.

Background note: SPEEDIER is a 3-year project of FETPAFI in collaboration with University of Glasgow and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, funded jointly by the DOST-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, and the UK Medical Research Council. This study being implemented in the provinces of Romblon and Oriental Mindoro, aims to deliver a cost-effective, epidemiologically robust, enhanced surveillance and response package to guide and sustain the elimination of RABIES from the Philippines.

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