On March 16th, the OIE and WHO, FAO and GARC released the final version of the global framework for the elimination of dog-mediated human rabies.
The End Rabies Now (ERN) campaign was officially launched on Wednesday, 24 February at the British Houses of Parliament in London. The ERN campaign is calling for an end to human deaths from dog-mediated rabies by 2030.
The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in September 2015, have a wide reach, encompassing economic development, education, justice, peace and environmental sustainability. Besides the health goal that specifically mentions neglected tropical disease (NTD) elimination, several of the other goals (related to poverty, inequality, education, and infrastructure) could directly and indirectly benefit rabies control.
Official launch event held at House of Lords.
Two recent publications demonstrate widespread under-reporting of human rabies cases, but a new WHO initiative will help to improve the situation.
To improve the knowledge of health professionals in rabies enzootic countries, the Institut Pasteur used customized online training (COLT), which focuses on small sets of trainees and is designed for situations where direct training of specific skills by experts is needed.
The GARC Education Platform is proud to announce the launch of its first profession-specific course - the Animal Handling and Vaccination Certificate (AVC).
Delegates from around the world gathered in Geneva on 10-11th December 2015 for a landmark meeting, entitled “Global elimination of dog-mediated human rabies: The time is now”.
The winning images from the Pan-American World Rabies Day Photo Competition 2015
In the last two months, GARC staff members published three scientific papers related to the work GARC is doing to combat canine rabies