Seminar Socio-economic aspects of rabies control 4 April 2017

Published on
March 29, 2017

Rabies is a classic example of a zoonosis Worldwide, rabies is endemic in many
countries and causes 60,000 deaths per year. In most regions, rabies can well be
controlled by vaccination of dogs, in some cases combined with culling of roaming
dogs. Yet, in many places regulated control is failing. In his PhD research, carried out
at the Business Economics group of Wageningen UR, Ewaldus Wera showed that
control of rabies by mass dog vaccination can be cost-effective in reducing human
rabies cases. But, the vaccination campaign should be adjusted to the specific
situation of dog owners, for example by adjusting the time of vaccination with the
time dog owners are at home. effective and efficient control programs of zoonosis are

On April 4, 2017, Ewaldus Wera will defend his PhD thesis entitled Socio-economic modelling of rabies control in Flores island, Indonesia. For this occasion two renowned experts will travel to Wageningen to be part of the opposition.

The public defence of his thesis is a good reason to share their and our knowledge about the socio-economic aspects of rabies control by organizing a Seminar.

April 4, 2017, Room C81, de Leeuwenborch, Hollandseweg 1, Wageningen


09.30 hrs. Welcome and coffee/tea

09.50 hrs. Henk Hogeveen

09.55 hrs. Hendrik-Jan Roest (Wageningen Bio-Veterinary Sciences)
Emerging zoonoses in relation to the changing socio-economic environment: the case of rabies

10.20 hrs. Ewaldus Wera (Business Economics group, Wageningen UR)
Socio-economic aspects of rabies control in Flores island, Indonesia

10.45 hrs. Salome Durr (Veterinary Public Health Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland
Epidemiological modelling of rabies to support decision making

11.10 hrs. Barbara Haesler (Royal Veterinary College, London, UK)
Setting up rabies surveillance systems with limited resources

11.35 hrs. Tariku Beyene Jibat (Business Economics group, Wageningen UR)
Economic aspects of rabies in cattle

12.00 hrs. Closing

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