SATREPS; Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development

In 2017, the AMED/JICA research project entitled “Development of an Improved Laboratory Surveillance System for Rabies Elimination” (SATREPS; Principal Investigator is Prof. Nishizono) was approved.(※SATREPS; Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development)

Japan has made remarkable achievements in rabies countermeasures, and local institutions have a lot of knowledge about diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of this infection. On the other hand, the Philippines has one of the most serious rabies epidemic among all the other countries in Asia. In this project, we would like to apply the knowledge we have acquired in our extensive studied in Philippines setting, and verify its usefulness in the fight against rabies. We plan to disseminate the information to the different local veterinary laboratories and medical facilities in the country. Furthermore, we plan to construct an information system for use in the investigation and surveillance rabies infection in the country. We plan to use it in preventing rabies infection in animals and also humans. This project aims to strengthen the capacity for infectious disease control to complete eradicate rabies infection not only in the Philippines and in Asia, but also the world-through technology transfer and training of young Filipino researches.

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Staff in Philippines

RITM Administrative Assistant Annabelle C. La Valle
RITM Research Medical Technologist
Medical Laboratory Scientist
Christine Joyce Javier
RITM Research Assistant Mark Joseph Espino
RADDL3 Veterinarian Alyssa Marie G. Garcia
RADDL3 Veterinarian Patricia Mae Lacanilao
San Lazaro Hospital Nurse Karren Christine Inton
San Lazaro Hospital Research Medical Technologist Jaira Lyn Mauhay
DA-BAI IT programmer Richard P. Edades
RITM; Research Institute for Tropical Medicine
RADDL3; Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
DA-BAI; Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Animal Industry