In Asia, more than 4 billion people continue to be at risk of rabies. Of the estimated 59,000 human rabies deaths every year, the majority (59.6%) occur in Asia. As an expansion of GARC’s regional rabies networks, the 1st Asian Rabies Control Network (ARACON) Meeting was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 13-14th March 2018.
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.
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.
The first PARACON meeting took place in Gauteng, South Africa in 9-11 June 2015. The meeting was executed in the form of an intensive, 3-day workshop, and delegates from 33 African countries attended as official representatives for their countries.
On February 25-26, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand, GARC hosted the 1st Asia Regional Workshop on Rabies Elimination. The meeting was the first in a series that are supported by the UBS Optimus Foundation and will contribute to the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) efforts towards their goal of rabies elimination from the region by 2020.
GARC announces launch of free online Rabies Educator Certificate at the gathering of regional rabies experts in Bangkok
GARC is pleased to announce the formation of the Pan-African Rabies Control Network, a new venture to support rabies control efforts across the entire African continent.
Representatives from Croatia, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Romania,Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine combined their expertise with scientists from the Pasteur Institute and GARC to discuss the rabies situation in their respective countries and identify strategies for regional control