The SAPUVETNET III Project Contributing to the Millennium Development Goals through the One Health Concept


 (, funded by the European Union (DCI-LA/2008/75), aims to contribute to the discussion of various aspects of Public Health that require a multidisciplinary approach.

Rabies is a serious problem in many African and Latin American countries.

Although it has been successfully controlled in many European countries, there are still cases of rabies registered every year in animals and it is currently classified as a neglected disease by the WHO.

This e-conference (1 to 7 June) aims to stimulate debate and contribute to the development of a frame embracing the socio-economic, ecological and epidemiological factors that determine the disease pattern worldwide, and that could help the development of more effective strategies for disease control in the field. Different questions will be explored:

1. What is the real dimension of rabies in different eco-geographical scenarios?

2. Which human behaviours and beliefs contribute to the failure of vaccination campaigns?

3. How to promote responsible pet ownership? Are there any differences between urban and rural context?

4. What are the economic aspects that challenge the success of the animal vaccination campaigns?

5. What organizational aspects have to be put in place? How to communicate effectively with pet owners?

6. How to adapt the different experiences to different local realities?


If you have constructive ideas on one or more aspect of this important disease and would like to share them with us, please participate in this e-conference .

1 to 7 June


The results will be valuable contributions to the World Rabies Day that will be promoted throughout the world in September.

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