South Africa

Rabies Elimination Progress

Latest SARE score: 2.5 (2018)
In-country SARE assessment done: No

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
South Africa SARE assessment_PARACON 2018.xlsm
2017: SARE assessment at a PARACON meeting
South Africa SARE assessment_PARACON 2017.xlsm
2015: SARE assessment at a PARACON meeting
South Africa SARE assessment_PARACON 2015.xlsx

Epidemiological Data

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In-country Capacity Building

June 2019
Pretoria

GARC attended the 2019 Rabies Advisory Group (RAG) meeting

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)

June 2018
Pretoria

GARC attended the 2018 Rabies Advisory Group (RAG) meeting

September 2017
Hammanskraal
Booklet 3

GARC hosted a World Rabies Day event where school children were provided with free copies of the "Want a Friend, Be a Friend" booklets.

September 2017
South Africa
2nd sub-Regional PARACON meeting

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

June 2017
Pretoria

GARC attended the 2017 Rabies Advisory Group (RAG) meeting

September 2016
Onverwacht

GARC hosted a World Rabies Day event where school children were provided with free copies of the "Want a Friend, Be a Friend" booklets.

September 2015
Makapanstad

GARC hosted a World Rabies Day event where school children were provided with free copies of the "Want a Friend, Be a Friend" booklets.

June 2015
Pietermaritzburg

GARC provided diagnostic reagents and training for the direct, rapid immunohistochemical test (DRIT). The training and diagnostic reagents enabled laboratory staff at the Allerton Provincial Veterinary Laboratory to implement confirmatory rabies diagnosis and decentralised diagnosis at the regional veterinary laboratory in the town of "Vryheid".

June 2015
South Africa
PARACON 2015 group photo

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