Rabies Elimination Progress

Latest SARE score: 2.5 (2018)
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 2.5 out of 5 signifies a country where a national rabies control programme being implemented nationwide, with clear inter-sectoral collaboration.


2018: SARE assessment at a PARACON meeting
Namibia SARE assessment_PARACON 2018.xlsm
2017: In-country SARE assessment
2015: SARE assessment at a PARACON meeting
Namibia 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

December 2020
Northern Communal Areas

GARC assisted the National Government's mass dog vaccination campaign by managing and curating the vaccination data collected in 2019 with the GARC Data Loggers after it had been uploaded to the Rabies Epidemiological Bulletin. 

August 2019
Animal Health Professionals training on the use of the GDL

GARC supported the Namibian government's rabies control programme by supplying GARC Data Loggers (GDLs) - a custom-developed vaccination tracking device. In addition, GARC facilitated the training of the governmental animal health professionals on the use of the GDLs and the integration of the data into the Rabies Epidemiological Bulletin (REB). These resources will enable all of the stakeholders to visualise and track the implementation of the rabies vaccination campaign. 

September 2018
South Africa
Group Photo_PARACON 2018

Network / Workshop participation:
Attended the "New WHO recommendations on human rabies immunization and results of Gavi’s Learning Agenda on rabies & 2nd international meeting of the Pan-African Rabies Control Network (PARACON)" (more information)

November 2017

GARC participated in Namibia's Rabies Control Project Planning Meeting, during which the first phase of the national rabies elimination project was discussed and planned.

June 2015
South Africa
PARACON 2015 group photo

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

September 2014

GARC provided diagnostic reagents and training for the direct, rapid immunohistochemical test (DRIT). The training and diagnostic reagents enabled laboratory staff to implement confirmatory rabies diagnosis at the CVL and decentralised diagnosis at the regional veterinary laboratory in Ondangwa.