Rabies Elimination Progress

Latest SARE score: 1.5 (2019)
In-country SARE assessment done: Yes

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.

2019: In-country SARE assessment
In-country SARE assessment India 2019.xlsm
2018: SARE assessment at an ARACON meeting
SARE assessment India ARACON 2018.xlsm

Epidemiological Data

This country is not currently using the Rabies Epidemiological Bulletin.

In-country Capacity Building

June 2019
New Delhi
India SARE workshop 2019: Group photo

In preparation for the regional SAARC meeting at the end of June 2018, India hosted an in-country SARE workshop in New Delhi from 6-8 June 2019. The workshop was attended by various ministerial representatives, not only at the national level, but also at the State level. Due to the sheer scale of the country, the state representatives played an important role in sharing their viewpoints and their own challenges with the dissemination of a national plan from the federal level down. Some states, such as the Goa State, presented many success stories and these examples provided a solid foundation for the development of a national strategy. 

March 2018
Bangkok, Thailand

Attended the inaugural Asian Rabies Control Network meeting (more information)