By Emeka Akomas, Umuahia
A security expert, Ambassador Chukwunazom Obi has advised that all should adhere strictly to issues that will prevent rabies which is not curable but avoidable.
Recall that World Rabies Day is a United Nations day endorsed by International Human and Veterinary Health organizations such as the World Health Organization. It is an international awareness campaign coordinated by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, a non-profit organization with headquarters in the United States.
In a chat with our correspondent in Umuahia, Amb. Obi, the Chief Executive Officer, Trustlink Birds, Animals, Guards and Dogs Institute, a subsidiary of Trustlink Ventures (Nig.) Ltd in affiliation with Tex American Investigative and Security Services pointed out that the day aims to raise awareness about the impact of rabies on humans and animals, provide information and advice on how to prevent the disease in at-risk communities, and support advocacy for increased efforts in rabies control.
He informed that the year’s theme focuses on vaccination and collaboration, revealing that rabies is avoidable but not curable.
Obi said that the institute has been collaborating with the government to vaccinate and give adequate treatment to dogs, adding that the institute also trains people on how to manage dogs, crossbreed and take adequate care of dogs.