About PARACON

The Pan-African Rabies Control Network (PARACON) was formed under the secretariat of the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), as an Africa-focussed advisory and networking initiative. PARACON was formed in order to unify all sub-Saharan African countries and any related rabies networks in a ‘One Health’ approach towards rabies control and elimination.

PARACON facilitates the development and implementation of national rabies elimination strategies, with a focus on sustainability through governmental support. PARACON aims to standardize rabies control and elimination strategies towards a concerted regional approach by relying on the use of specially-developed tools and resources such as the Stepwise Approach Towards Rabies Elimination (SARE) assessment, Rabies BlueprintGARC Education Platform and the PARACON bulletin.  

Vision:

The PARACON vision is that of a continent free from canine-mediated human rabies by 2030 and is encompassed in a modified version of an old African proverb:

"If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together..
... But not too slowly!"


Our Objectives

PARACON aims to:

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Unify African countries and rabies control networks and promote co-operation in a One Health approach towards rabies control and elimination. 

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Create a platform to showcase countries' successes towards achieving rabies control and elimination as well as any lessons learnt and challenges faced

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Promote the development and implementation of tools for rabies control such as the Rabies Blueprint, SARE, GEP and the PARACON bulletin