Zanzibar

Rabies Elimination Progress

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

 

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

Epidemiological Data

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In-country Capacity Building

November 2018
Unguja island / Stone town
AVC training Zanzibar

GARC further supported the island-wide strategic dog vaccination campaign through the provision of sets of animal handling equipment, training on the use of the equipment and additional offline educational training, which resulted in 16 people receiving their Animal Handling and Vaccination Certificate.

 

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
Unguja island
SARE workshop_Zanzibar_2018

GARC facilitated an in-country SARE workshop that was attended by all of the relevant stakeholders from the country. In addition to completing the SARE assessment, the meeting focussed on the development of a unique short-term action plan for rabies elimination. 

September 2017
South Africa
2nd sub-Regional PARACON meeting

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

August 2017
Unguja island
island-wide mass dog vaccination campaign

GARC supported the implementation of a strategic island-wide mass dog vaccination campaign. To this end, GARC donated 10,000 doses of rabies vaccine, GARC Data Loggers and expertise to ensure the success of the campaign.

January 2017
Pemba island
DRIT

GARC facilitated the implementation of rabies surveillance on the island by providing the reagents and training required to effectively implement the direct, rapid immunohisthochemical test (DRIT).

January 2017
Unguja island / Stonetown
Zanzibar IBCM Workshop

GARC undertook a refresher training on Integrated Bite Case Management for the rabies focal persons working across the island. The GARC Data Logger (GDL) - a custom developed rabies vaccination tracking device - was beta tested for the first time during a small-scale dog vaccination campaign.

October 2016
South Africa
Group Photo_1st GARC-WAP workshop

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

July 2016
Stone town
Zanzibar REC training

GARC facilitated an offline GARC Education Platform (GEP) training workshops, which resulted in 21 people receiving their Rabies Educator Certificate.

July 2016
Unguja island / Stonetown
Zanzibar Dog Vaccination training

GARC facilitated the implementation of rabies surveillance on the island by providing the reagents and training required to effectively implement the direct, rapid immunohisthochemical test (DRIT). In addition, a comprehensive Integrated Bite Case Management (IBCM) workshop held with rabies focal points from across the island.