5.5.7 How do we ensure that bite victims seek PEP?

People who have been bitten by an animal may not be aware of the need to seek PEP to prevent rabies. In some countries, bite victims may seek the advice of traditional healers instead of going to medical facilities. It is important that communication is carried out in communities to make sure people seek medical attention and PEP in the event of a bite.

Section 4 contains much more detailed guidance on developing communication plans and the channels that might be available to help the community understand when and how to receive proper medical attention following an animal bite.

The Rabies Educator Certificate, part of the GARC Education Platform can be used to train health professionals or community members in the basics of rabies prevention, and how to pass this information on to others in their communities.

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