BANGKOK, Thailand The US government has donated rabies vaccines to Thailand, hoping the kingdom will be free from rabies in the next two years as targeted, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.
US Ambassador to Thailand, Glyn T Davies handed over 50,000 doses of rabies vaccines to Thailand's Livestock Department and said the US is confident in Thailand's capability to eradicate rabies in 2020.
The rabies vaccine, provided to Thailand is another dimension of cooperation in public health and disease control, is a collaborative effort between the US and Thai agencies, which has been done for 60 years.
The US supported Thai department of livestock development in adoption of 'One Health' approach to develop comprehensive healthcare for people, animal and environment management, in which multiple sectors work together to achieve better public health outcomes.
The US intends to work with Thailand in other public health issues.
Director-general of the department, Sorawit Thaneeto thanked the US government and said the US support will help Thailand achieve its target to eradicate rabies in the next two years.
Source: NAM News Network