Medical Professionals receive TOT on Rabies Post Exposure Prophylaxis Algorism
The training is organized because administering post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) algorism is not well addressed in the Ethiopian health care delivery system and most of medical professionals are not familiar with the procedure and may feel also uncomfortable with the first time administration though administering it is not such difficult. This causes patients to travel long distance to seek PEP or forced to use traditional medicine as alternative treatment which is not proven to be effective to treat rabies.
“At the end of the training, the trainees will have basic knowledge and skills to manage animal bite and familiar with rabies post exposure prophylaxis algorism and hopefully contribute to the effort that we are making to address the existed problems” said Dr. Abreham Ali, Team Leader of the Zoonoses Research Team at the EHNRI.
The training covers both the theoretical and Practical aspects that include the Rabies status in Ethiopia, Animal Bite management and Rabies post exposure prophylaxis algorism.
The training attracts 12 participants from Sent Paul Hospital, Armed Forces Hospital, Akaki Health Center and Kality Health Center.
It is known that Rabies is one of the best known zoonotic illnesses, which usually enters the body through a bite or skin lesion and makes its way to the brain. Its dramatic symptoms in animals and people and inevitably fatal outcome in untreated patients after a cruelly unpleasant illness have made it by far the most feared of the zoonoses.