By combining mass dog vaccination and community and professional training with the GARC Education Platform (GEP) courses, Ewaso Lions has worked with local government officials to reduce human-animal conflict, and also to protect wild carnivores like lions from the dangers of rabies. Medical, veterinary, and environmental professionals were trained using the GEP certificate courses to better understand rabies and learn how to eliminate the disease effectively.
We are excited to announce the theme for the 15th World Rabies Day. Find out what the theme is, get some ideas about what you can do to celebrate World Rabies Day with us, and how you can make a difference. World Rabies Day has been designed for everyone, so join us this World Rabies Day as we progress towards Zero By 30. Get involved in any way that you can!
Rabies elimination requires a One Health approach, and part of that requires the involvement of the Environmental sector. Read this summary of a GARC publication about how Waste Management is a critical component of Humane Dog Population Management that can affect rabies elimination efforts.
To ensure that you are equipped with the latest and most relevant information, GARC has recently updated and revised the Community Coordinator for Rabies Certificate (CCC) course. For those of you who have not yet undertaken the course, now is the perfect time to empower yourself to be a rabies champion in your community.
Considering the global COVID-19 outbreak, rabies control and elimination activities have, understandably, been less of a priority in most countries. However, GARC aimed to re-invigorate interest in rabies elimination in countries included in the MERACON network. Read about MERACON and about the first MERACON meeting.
The Eco Dog walk is a truly One Health experience, bringing people and animals together in a loving and happy environment aimed to improve human-animal relationships – all while walking through a forest and collecting garbage. What a great way to spend the day and learn about dogs and rabies prevention.
While One Health tends to focus on the human, animal and environment, other sectors that fall under the One Health umbrella are often neglected, including the education sector. To generate a truly One Health approach with a sustainable output, teams in the Philippines generated supplementary education materials for Day Care students to teach them about rabies elimination and bite prevention, creating a new generation educated about rabies elimination.
The GARC team in the Philippines, along with local partners, has developed a set of awareness and education posters to help ensure that people remain educated about, and aware of, rabies despite the spotlight being focused on COVID-19. The posters provide clear, concise, and life-saving message to people patiently waiting in socially distanced lines at the local convenience store, ensuring that rabies elimination remains in the minds of the public.
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Reaching more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications is a massive milestone, and in 2020, GARC surpassed this number! We continue to strive toward scientific excellence, ensuring that our work is built upon scrutinized best practice so that we can deliver high-impact projects to drive our mission of ending human and dog rabies globally.