School of Veterinary Medicine of KNUST conducts anti-rabies vaccination campaign at Sekyere Central District

As part of the annual global celebration of the World Rabies Day, the Ghana Veterinary Medical Students Association (GVMSA)-KNUST chapter in collaboration with the Sekyere Central District Assembly of Ashanti Region-Ghana has embarked on an Anti-Rabies Vaccination Campaign outreach in Bimma and Beposo of the Sekyere Central district.

The main objective of the campaign was to sensitize the communities on the dangers of acquiring the Rabies Virus, particularly, from their pets that are not vaccinated against the viral zoonotic disease.

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Eleven continuing students and two new graduates of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Programme in the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM)-KNUST led the team of students to carry out the vaccination programme with huge success. A total of 144 pets comprising 105 dogs and 39 cats were vaccinated.

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The exercise was held under the observation of the District Veterinary Officer, Mr Daniel Adomako; the District Director of Agriculture, Dr Essel Cobbinah, Hon. Kwadwo Banahene Bediako, District Chief Executive of Sekyere Central District Assembly and Miss Rejoice Nyarko, the Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine, Professor Benjamin Emikpe.

Community members with their pets ready for vaccination

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