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Rabies Prevention Centers

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.

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Rabies Prevention Centers

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.

Pasteur in Cambodia is taking steps to combat rabies

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.

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”.  The Institute has recently launched a 5 years action plan to fight rabies in Cambodia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.
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DEATHS A YEAR FROM RABIES: 40% UNDER 15
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PEOPLE BITTEN BY DOGS EVERY YEAR IN CAMBODIA

Our actions

5 YEAR ACTION PLAN TO FIGHT RABIES IN CAMBODIA

 

People know very little about rabies, its transmission and  prevention. Our 5 years actions plan is to spread the information about rabies simultaneously across the whole country (2018-2023):

  • By 2018, there is only one Rabies Prevention Center which is located in the capital Phnom Penh.

  • Our 5 years actions plan is to promote the accessibility of Rabies PEP through creation at least another 2 Provincial Rabies Centers.

Book

48 pages illustrated book in khmer Written by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, which designed and edited by SIPAR will spread to target people across the whole of Cambodia. Now that, distributions include:

  • More than 16 000 books has been free distributed 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.

Awareness Campaigns: On Cambodian markets, schools…

 

Media-Events

By 2020, our main goals has been achieved:  We have created two new Rabies Prevention Centers in collaboration with the Provincial Health Department, MoH: one in Battambang province (in 2018) and another one in Kampong Cham province (in 2019) at the same standard and the same price as Rabies Prevention Center in Phnom Penh.