The World Organization for Animal Health General Assembly, being held in Paris, France has endorsed Zambia’s official control program for dog mediated rabies.

The World Organisation for Animal Health General Assembly recognizes countries that are making efforts to control animal diseases and deliberates on scientific animal diseases and how they can effectively be controlled.

Speaking on the side-lines of the General Assembly, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Director Veterinary Services, Geoffrey Muuka says the certificate of recognition has been presented to Zambia during the 90th General Assembly recognizing the country, as having an official control program for dog mediated rabies.

“The certificate of recognition awarded to Zambia is a great start for the country to eradicate dog mediated rabies by 2030,” said Dr. Muuka.

He said the Ministry, in collaboration with the local authority and traditional leaders, will ensure that the strategy is implemented effectively in controlling dog mediated rabies in Zambia.

This is according to a statement availed to Christian Voice News in Lusaka today, by First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambian Embassy in Paris Naomi Mweemba.