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Identifying opportunities to improve the effectiveness of rabies control programs

Key Contact: Kaylee M. Errecaborde | Visit Activity Website

Activity Dates: July 2017 to July 2018

Country(ies): Thailand

Contact Information

Activity Description

Our team will work with experts from universities in Thailand to gather existing data from the Thailand Ministry of Public Health, Department of Livestock Development (DLD), local government, private sector and non-profit organizations working to implement canine population control and vaccination programs. Using spatiotemporal epidemiological tools, we will analyze the data to develop risk maps incorporating geographical and environmental factors that may lead to spread of dog-mediated rabies. These maps will augment existing data collected by DLD and allow program managers to recognize high risk areas that should receive additional resources for vaccine/sterilization campaigns.

Activity Types


Academic Health Center Units

College of Veterinary Medicine
     Veterinary Population Medicine

Other Academic Health Center Units
     Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR)

Other Collaborators

Anuwat Wiratsudakul, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok
Ong-orn Prasarnphanich, USAID EPT2: One Health Workforce Project
Andres Perez, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota

Partner Organizations

Mahidol University, Bangkok


University of Minnesota AHC Global Health Seed Grant (via Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility)

Activity Topics

Infectious Disease, Policy, Zoonotic Disease