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Boehringer Ingelheim to donate 75,000 doses of rabies vaccine to GARC through SHOTS FOR GOOD initiative

In recognition of World Rabies Day on September 28, this significant rabies vaccine donation will support GARC’s efforts to address deaths due to rabies in Madagascar     
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New publication on the creation of ARACON to support Asian countries

During the inaugural meeting of the Pan-African Rabies Control Network (PARACON), member countries evaluated their progress and developed country-specific Practical Workplans based on their SARE outcomes. Learn more about the formation of the ARACON network, the meeting and the tools used from a recent article by GARC to be published in the September issue of Antiviral Research.

World Rabies Day awards: Nominate a champion today!

Nominate someone today for a World Rabies Day award as thanks for their great work in rabies prevention. Nominations close on September 7th. The shortlisted entries will be announced on World Rabies Day, September 28th, and the awards will be announced on One Health Day, November 3rd.
Photo: Zimbabwe National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services

“Want a Friend? Be a Friend!” educational booklets distributed during Zimbabwe mass vaccination campaign

As part of an ongoing vaccination and awareness campaign in Harare, Zimbabwe, hundreds of copies of GARC's educational booklet "Want a Friend? Be a Friend!" have been distributed to local children to help them learn about dog bite prevention, rabies, and responsible pet ownership.
Patients with animal bites line up for vaccination at the provincial hospital in Tarlac City, Philippines. Photo: GARC

Vaccinate people or vaccinate dogs?

A new research study undertaken by GARC and recently published in PLoS ONE has quantified the benefits and the limitations of relying on the provision of human vaccine to prevent deaths from dog transmitted rabies. These new findings are of great significance to all rabies endemic countries hoping to reach the global goal of zero human deaths by 2030.

United Against Rabies launches global plan to achieve zero rabies human deaths

A strategic plan that provides a phased, all-inclusive, intersectoral approach to eliminate human deaths from rabies has just been launched by United Against Rabies, a collaboration of four partners: the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC).
Près de 1800 chiens ont été vaccinés pendant la première semaine de la campagne de vaccination de masse à Harare, au Zimbabwe, en mars 2018.

Editorial: Setting a clear pathway towards global rabies elimination

Over the last few years, this newsletter has charted an important progression--the strengthening and streamlining of GARC’s work to support countries in their rabies elimination efforts.

Diagnosing the problem and planning for the future: Bolstering rabies control in Guinea

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).

Protecting 4 billion people against rabies through strengthened regional collaboration: The 1st ARACON meeting

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.
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Share your message this World Rabies Day!

The World Rabies Day 2018 theme is Rabies: Share the message. Save a life. This highlights the importance of education and awareness to prevent rabies.