The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Rabies as one of the top 10 global public health issues of importance. Currently, Rabies causes 60,000 global deaths and if not curbed, is projected to cause 10 million global deaths by 2050. In order to achieve Goal 3 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), rabies needs urgent attention that can be best tackled through multisectoral, collaborative, and transdisciplinary approaches at different levels (local, regional, national and global) across the human, animal and environmental health sectors
To support advocacy and One Health action toward the eradication of rabies, OHDI organized a webinar that educated members of the public on the dangers, prevention, and control of Rabies. Our speakers were One Health professionals from the medical and veterinary sciences and they provided deep insights into the current achievements and gaps in research, policy, and community action on rabies eradication – engaging over 25 attendees from 6 countries
This webinar video shares the very informative presentation made by one of our speakers Dr. Ayodeji O. Olarinmoye, DVM, MPVM, Ph.D. (Ibadan), MPH (LLU, Calif.), a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Agriculture and Industrial Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Babcock University, Nigeria.
Dr. Ayodeji Oluwadare Olarinmoye is an expert in Molecular Epizootiology and Virology. Born in Nigeria, he holds a Ph.D., MPVM, and DVM degrees from the prestigious University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, and an MPH degree from Loma Linda University, California, USA. Dr. OLARINMOYE is affiliated with the Center for Control and Prevention of Zoonosis (CCPZ), University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and was with the Engineer Abdullah Bugshan Research Chair of King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he worked as a Research Veterinarian under the KSUs Attracting Outstanding Faculty and Researchers (AOFR) program. Dr. Olarinmoye is currently a faculty member and Chair of the Department of Agriculture and Industrial Technology, at Babcock University, Ilisan Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.
His research interests include Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs), Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases (REIDs), and novel viral zoonoses. He has conducted notable epidemiological field studies, and laboratory investigations involving genome extraction and quantification, gel electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction (amplification), gene sequencing, and phylogenetic analyses of gene sequences, aimed at the detection and characterization of novel and especially high-consequence pathogens that are transmissible between humans, wildlife animals, livestock and pet animal species, in the Middle East and West Africa.
Dr. Ayodeji Olarinmoye is a member of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association and an editorial board member and reviewer for many international journals. He has to his credit, several novel publications in reputable local and international journals.