‘Pass on the message’

Qualitative research to design sustainable community-based surveillance for rabies in northern Australia and Papua New Guinea

Victoria Brookes, Emma Kennedy, Phillipa Dhagapan, Michael Ward

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Abstract

Given the proximity and recent spread of rabies in Indonesia, effective rabies surveillance in dogs is a priority in northern Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG). Reporting of potential cases requires community engagement; therefore, the value and acceptability of the system is critical to ensure sustainable surveillance. We used qualitative research methods – semi-structured interviews and thematic analysis– to identify factors that influence the acceptability and value of community-based rabies surveillance. Common themes included the importance of verbal communication and the high value of dogs to community members. However, lack of veterinary services in these regions was identified as a major barrier to reporting of clinical signs in dogs. The findings from this study will be used to design sustainable rabies surveillance in northern Australia and PNG by utilising traditional communication channels and existing, valued, animal-management services. The methods and findings of this study complement previous quantitative research to target surveillance to high-risk areas within these regions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond animal health survelliance
PublisherNew Zealand Veterinary Association
Pages81-83
Number of pages3
Edition331
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event3rd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance - Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 30 Apr 201704 May 2017
http://www.animalhealthsurveillance.org/congress-history/about-icahs
http://www.animalhealthsurveillance.org/sites/default/files/domain-56/ICAHS3_programme_FINAL.pdf (conference program)
http://www.sciquest.org.nz/elibrary/edition/7613 (conference proceedings)

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance
Abbreviated titleBeyond animal health surveillance
CountryNew Zealand
CityRotorua
Period30/04/1704/05/17
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Papua New Guinea
Rabies
Qualitative Research
Research Design
Dogs
Communication
Indonesia
Interviews
Research

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Brookes, V., Kennedy, E., Dhagapan, P., & Ward, M. (2017). ‘Pass on the message’: Qualitative research to design sustainable community-based surveillance for rabies in northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance: Beyond animal health survelliance (331 ed., pp. 81-83). New Zealand Veterinary Association.
Brookes, Victoria ; Kennedy, Emma ; Dhagapan, Phillipa ; Ward, Michael. / ‘Pass on the message’ : Qualitative research to design sustainable community-based surveillance for rabies in northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance: Beyond animal health survelliance. 331. ed. New Zealand Veterinary Association, 2017. pp. 81-83
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Brookes, V, Kennedy, E, Dhagapan, P & Ward, M 2017, ‘Pass on the message’: Qualitative research to design sustainable community-based surveillance for rabies in northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance: Beyond animal health survelliance. 331 edn, New Zealand Veterinary Association, pp. 81-83, 3rd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance, Rotorua, New Zealand, 30/04/17.

‘Pass on the message’ : Qualitative research to design sustainable community-based surveillance for rabies in northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. / Brookes, Victoria; Kennedy, Emma; Dhagapan, Phillipa; Ward, Michael.

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance: Beyond animal health survelliance. 331. ed. New Zealand Veterinary Association, 2017. p. 81-83.

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

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Brookes V, Kennedy E, Dhagapan P, Ward M. ‘Pass on the message’: Qualitative research to design sustainable community-based surveillance for rabies in northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance: Beyond animal health survelliance. 331 ed. New Zealand Veterinary Association. 2017. p. 81-83