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Since 1995, three Rabies Prevention Centers of Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC), Phnom Penh, Battambang and Kampong Cham provide rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to over 500,000 patients wounded by animals.
Since 1995, three Rabies Prevention Centers of Institute Pasteur in Cambodia (IPC), Phnom Penh, Battambang and Kampong Cham provide rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to over 500,000 patients wounded by animals.
We are at the forefront of rabies prevention in Cambodia in terms of numbers of patients served, of extended geographical coverage, of the intradermal (ID) vaccination protocol used, and of the availability of equine rabies immunoglobulins (ERIG).
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. As planned, Institut Pasteur du Cambodge opened two more rabies prevention centers, one is in Battambang province (2018) to cover the north-west region while another one is in Kampong Cham province (2019) because many national roads of the north-east region intersect at the capital of Kampong Cham. Currently, each of the two new centers is providing rabies post-exposure prophylaxis to at least 1,000 patients per month.
People know very little about rabies, its transmission and prevention. Our 5-year action plan is to spread the information about rabies simultaneously across the whole country (2018-2023):
Until 2018, there was only one Rabies Prevention Center located in the capital city, Phnom Penh.
Our 5-year action plan is to promote the accessibility of Rabies PEP through the creation of 2 additional Provincial Rabies Centers.
A 48 pages illustrated book in Khmer, written by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge and designed as well as edited by local publishing house SIPAR.