Regional Rabies Simulation Exercise 2019

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Prevention is better than cure is the aim of activities done to curb the re-emerging of the zoonotic disease. MyOHUN collaborated with the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) perform the Regional Rabies Simulation Exercise held from 16th to 18th July in Langkawi that involved more than 150 veterinary officers, medical officers, academicians, and the local community. The exercise also included a representative from ASEAN countries such as Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Rabies Simulation Exercise, led by Dr. Salina Amat Bugis, is beneficial in building a team that acts fast and efficiently in dealing with the outbreak using streamlined contingency plans and procedures. The exercise was a huge success with the secretariat that planned and ran the exercise that involved Police Department, Health Office, Health Clinic, and District Office of Langkawi.