Rabies in Borneo 2024 conference scheduled for Sept 30–Oct 1 at Imperial Hotel Kuching

A member of the public holds his dog secure before it is vaccinated at the mass rabies vaccination programme in Taman Heng Guan, Matang. - file pic

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, March 20: The Rabies in Borneo 2024 (RIB 2024) conference will be held from Sept 30 to Oct 1 at Imperial Hotel Kuching.

Themed ‘Together Against Rabies: Protecting Animals, Enforcing Laws, Engaging Communities’, RIB 2024 is organised by Place Borneo Sdn Bhd, co-organised with Department of Veterinary Services Sarawak, and supported by Business Events Sarawak.


According to a press release, the conference aims to bring together local and international experts, as well as engage with communities affected by rabies, in a collective effort to combat and eliminate rabies in Sarawak.

Department of Veterinary Services Sarawak director Datu Adrian Susin Ambud urged people to attend this congregation to combat rabies.

He disclosed that a total of 4 divisions and 35 areas in Sarawak had been declared as rabies-infected areas as of March 4.

The four divisions are Kuching, Samarahan, Serian and Bintulu. The 35 areas include Sri Aman (6), Betong (3), Sarikei (5), Sibu (3), Kapit (1), Mukah (6), Miri (9) and Limbang (2).

Place Borneo chief executive officer Mona Abdul Manap revealed that 123 animals tested positive as of March 4, an indicator that rabies is not slowing down within the State.

Mona believed that RIB 2024 will be a vital platform where experts and stakeholders can converge to address the ongoing challenges posed by this deadly disease.

“We see the value of this conference being carried forward if this issue is still a threat to our community,” she said.

The early bird pricing of RM500 per delegate starts from March 20 to May 31, after which normal pricing of RM680 will apply.

Students are encouraged to participate, and the applicable fee is RM100 per student.

RIB 2024 is calling for sponsors and exhibitors to elevate the outreach of this event and invites relevant agencies, organisations, and stakeholders to actively participate and contribute to the collective effort to eradicate rabies in Sarawak.

For more information and updates, go to www.rabiesinborneo.com and follow RIB 2024 on Facebook. — DayakDaily