Benin

Rabies Elimination Progress

Latest SARE score: 1.5 (2018)
In-country SARE assessment done: Yes
(2018)

The Stepwise Approach towards Rabies Elimination (SARE) is a practical planning, monitoring and evaluation tool to guide, develop and refine rabies control programmes. It provides measurable steps, designed as a logical flow of activities, to progress from Stage 0 to Stage 5, in efforts towards freedom from dog-transmitted rabies.

 

A SARE score of 1.5 out of 5 signifies a country where small-scale rabies control programs are in place and the country is working towards developing a national rabies control programme.

 

2018: In-country SARE assessment
2016: SARE assessment at a PARACON meeting
Benin SARE assessment_PARACON 2016.xlsx
2015: SARE assessment at a PARACON meeting
Benin SARE assessment_PARACON 2015.xlsx

Epidemiological Data

This country is using the Rabies Epidemiological Bulletin but has not agreed to share their data publicly.

In-country Capacity Building

November 2019
Ghana
Group photo_2nd GARC-WAP workshop

Network / Workshop participation:
Attended the "2nd GARC-WAP rabies stakeholder workshop under the auspices of the Pan-African Rabies Control Network (PARACON)" (More information)

January 2018
Cotonou
SARE workshop

GARC Facilitated a  stakeholder workshop for rabies control in Benin. During this workshop, an in country SARE assessment was undertaken with ABL-RAGE working group.

January 2018
Cotonou
 DRIT training

GARC provided diagnostic reagents and training for the direct, rapid immunohistochemical test (DRIT). This enabled laboratory staff to implement rabies diagnosis and as a direct result of the support, the first suspect rabies sample was tested in Benin

May 2017

GARC provided feedback and inputs on the first draft of Benin's National Rabies Elimination Strategy.

June 2016
Cote d'Ivoire
First sub-regional paracon

Network / Workshop participation:
Attended the "1st sub-Regional PARACON meeting" (more information)

June 2015
South Africa
PARACON 2015 group photo

Network / Workshop participation:
Attended the "Inaugural Pan-African Rabies Control Network (PARACON) meeting" (more information)