Rabies virus circulation is intense in Cambodia. Since its creation in 1995, the Rabies Prevention Center at the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) in Phnom Penh has provided rabies prevention services after a potentially infectious bite to over 175,000 people in Cambodia.
“130 years after Louis Pasteur discovered the rabies vaccine and we still have about 800 deaths per year in Cambodia. It is not acceptable. It is a public health emergency” Dr Didier Fontenille, Pasteur Director said. The Institute has recently launched a 5 year action plan to fight rabies in Cambodia, in collaboration with Ministry of Health.
First step is raise awareness by educating and communicating widely through Cambodia
We have noticed a real lack of information about this frightening disease
Second step is to increase access to vaccination after bitten.
Our Institute is aiming to operate two more rabies vaccination centers in 2018. One in Battambang to cover the northwest and one in Kampong Cham chosen because many national roads intersect there. Battambang center aims to vaccinate about 10 00 bitten people per year.
People know very little about rabies, its transmission and prevention. Actions simultaneously during 5 years from now:
By reading this book, Cambodians will learn about:
15 600 books spread for free to • schools and mobile libraries, Youth Clubs, Prisons, Hospitals, Garment factories, Teacher training centers….. 2 000 books sold to NGOs, individuals 4 000 books spread for free to Pharmacies – Schools directors 32 500 books bought by companies to spread to their staff and families. Further orders In progress.
Same standard as at the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh.
Same cost for patients in our centers: 15USD (with the 4 vaccination sessions included)
Currently : only 3 rabies vaccination center in Cambodia including Pasteur Institute Phnom Penh.
Around only 30 000 Cambodian people estimated to get vaccination after be bitten by dogs per year More than 600,000 Cambodian are estimated to be bitten by dogs per year.
We create a second anti rabies vaccination center MoH – Insitut Pasteur in Battambang province
Within the Battambang Provincial hospital : a building to renovate Restoration work: from Feb 2018 Center opening: APRIL 2018 Aims is to vaccinate 10 00 bitten people per year
We plan to open a third anti rabies vaccination center in the east province
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