|Asst. Prof. Sherelyn Evangelio, Project Leader, introduces the Rabies Dashboard|
|City Veterinarians's Office personnel try out the RabDash|
To strengthen the fight against rabies and enhance rabies control efforts in Davao City, the UPMin RabDash DC project conducted the "Rabies Dashboard Users' Training 2.0," the next phase of its project, on October 2, 2023, at the City Health Office. This training session introduced and demonstrated the enhanced functionalities of the Rabies Analytics Dashboard, or RabDash, to City Veterinarian's Office (CVO) personnel and enumerators.
RabDash, an innovative project, is funded by the DOST-Phil. Council for Health R&D, which commenced on September 1, 2022, is a collaborative initiative between the Davao CVO and the Philippine Genome Center - Mindanao, with UP Mindanao serving as the Implementing Agency.
47 participants from CVO and their satellite offices received hands-on guidance on navigating the system effectively.
The primary goals of the training were:
Presentation of the Enhanced Dashboard: To showcase the newly integrated features and enhancements of the rabies analytics dashboard, facilitating better data management and decision-making for rabies control.
Feedback and Improvement: To gather valuable insights, questions, concerns, and comments from CVO personnel, enabling further refinement and optimization of the dashboard based on real-world usage and feedback.
Rabies remains a significant public health concern in many areas, and initiatives like the RabDash DC project are crucial in the collective effort to control and ultimately eliminate this deadly disease. Davao City takes a significant step towards achieving its rabies control objectives by equipping CVO personnel with the tools and knowledge to utilize the rabies analytics dashboard.