Sierra Leone

Rabies Elimination Progress

Latest SARE score: 0 (2017)
In-country SARE assessment done: Yes
(2017)

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 0 out of 5 signifies that basic information on the epidemiology of the disease is being compiled and that rabies is recognized as an endemic disease.

 

2018: SARE assessment at a PARACON meeting
Sierra Leone SARE assessment_PARACON 2018.xlsm
2017: In-country SARE assessment
Sierra Leone In-country SARE assessment 2017.xlsm
2016: SARE assessment at a PARACON meeting
Sierra Leone SARE assessment_PARACON 2016.xlsx

Epidemiological Data

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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)

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)

January 2018
Freetown
Attendees at the DRIT workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone

GARC provided diagnostic reagents and training for the direct, rapid immunohistochemical test (DRIT). This enabled laboratory staff to implement rabies diagnosis in Freetown, something that was not able to-date.

September 2017
South Africa
2nd sub-Regional PARACON meeting

Network / Workshop participation:
Attended the "2nd sub-Regional PARACON meeting" (more information)

February 2017
Freetown

GARC facilitated an offline GARC Education Platform (GEP) training workshops,  which resulted in 38 people receiving their Rabies Educator Certificate.

January 2017
Freetown
Offline REC graduates

GARC facilitated an in-country SARE assessment in Sierra Leone with the Sierra Leone National Rabies Taskforce.

October 2016
South Africa
Group Photo_1st GARC-WAP workshop

Network / Workshop participation:
Attended the "2nd sub-Regional PARACON meeting" (more information)