A collaboration between the UN FAO, USAID and GARC guided the West African country of Guinea through an intensive rabies diagnostic training course and a national workshop focusing on the Stepwise Approach towards Rabies Elimination (SARE).
A new planning tool was launched during a review workshop to support the strategic island-wide dog vaccination project in Zanzibar
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.
Daniel Stewart of GARC, an expert in dog behaviour and handling, gives a personal account of his recent work in Ethiopia.
The PARACON Epidemiological Bulletin is an integrated system designed solely for rabies data collection, collation, analysis and dissemination that has been developed specifically for PARACON member countries.
The Panel of Rabies Program Directors of the Americas (REDIPRA) has proven very successful in moving forward rabies control and elimination activities across Latin America. Based on this success, the idea was conceived to develop similar structures for various sub-regions in Africa.
Cameroon, a Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) member country, is leading the fight against rabies within the central African region. It has taken the first critical step towards controlling and eliminating rabies by developing an up-to-date and comprehensive national control strategy.
The first regional PARACON workshop was held in Grand Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire from 29-30 June 2016 and introduced the delegates to several new tools to support their rabies control efforts.
There has been a large increase in the number of REC and AVC graduates in Lesotho following a workshop in the country last week. This item originally appeared on our Facebook feed.
Initial data from the country reports submitted to the Pan-African Rabies Control Network (PARACON) meeting in June have been made available on the PARACON website as a precursor to a more detailed online epidemiological bulletin for Sub-Saharan Africa.