A Frontiers research topic on the control and elimination of dog-mediated human rabies provides a vital overview of the challenges but also the opportunities to eradicate this deadly disease by 2030.
It is with sadness that we announce that the September 2017 issue is the last issue of the GARC newsletter that will be translated into Portuguese and Spanish.
Zanzibar has been taking large strides towards controlling and eliminating rabies using mass dog vaccination. In fact, Zanzibar is very close to being declared the first region in Africa to be free from rabies.
World Rabies Day 2017 marks the announcement of the biggest global anti-rabies initiative as the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and GARC reveal an ambitious plan to end human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030.
The Partners for Rabies Prevention meeting held in August brought together over 40 representatives from 27 organizations to discuss international efforts to support countries as they move forward in their canine rabies elimination efforts.
GARC contributed to improving the technique for administering ivermectin, giving dogs a better experience during a rabies vaccination campaign.
World Rabies Day is many things to many people – it reminds the world that people and animals are still dying of rabies, it raises awareness of organisations and individuals who are working to end these deaths and celebrates their efforts, and it unites the global rabies community and reminds us all that no matter where we are, we are not alone in our efforts.
We invite your organisation to take action this World Rabies Day by joining the End Rabies Now campaign.
Daniel Stewart of GARC, an expert in dog behaviour and handling, gives a personal account of his recent work in Ethiopia.
The second World Rabies Day Awards, brought to you by MSD Animal Health and GARC, celebrate the great work done by individuals and organisations to end rabies.