Following the 2 years of pandemic, World Rabies Day dynamically returned to raise awareness, save lives, and highlight the connection with One Health. Global efforts made social media and the news sizzle, while this year’s awardee selection became even harder for the judges.
GARC continues to deliver upon its sustainable mission by helping to build capacity in rabies-endemic countries. In partnership with the UN FAO, GARC has delivered a RAIDER training in Mozambique and a National SARE workshop in Chad to ensure that we maintain momentum as we drive towards the Zero by 30 goal.
With Zanzibar making great progress towards eliminating rabies from the island through dog vaccination, GARC and Zanzibar’s animal health professionals have taken the initiative by going out and actively looking for the last few rabies cases in the island’s communities to reach elimination.
Vaccination, sustainability, and collaboration are three key factors to achieving rabies elimination. A collaborative effort between the national government and local and international partners has helped vaccinate over 37 000 animals in the Northern Region of Malawi in 2022.
In the lead up to World Rabies Day, everyone is so busy that we sometimes forget to say ‘thank you’ to all those who help. While they may not be nominated for the World Rabies Day Awards, our volunteers ensure that our work reaches a much wider audience by utilizing their skills and donating a priceless asset: their time.
We get a first-hand account from the BIG FIX Uganda about the impact that being a World Rabies Day awardee in 2021 has had on their work. You will find all the reasons that you should nominate yourself for this year’s World Rabies Day awards inside!
Working together is essential to achieving rabies elimination. Boehringer Ingelheim and GARC partner with local community stakeholders to boost rabies elimination efforts in 4 Asian countries, helping to drive us towards Zero by 30. Read more inside!
The Namibian government recently held a workshop to plan how future outbreak responses will take place in the country. Learn more about the workshop and Namibia’s plans to implement a multi-sectoral Integrated Bite Case management program with the support of GARC and other partners!
This year’s theme is “One Health, Zero Deaths”. It is a reminder to all of us that if we stand united, we can defeat this dreadful disease. Let us celebrate this year’s World Rabies Day by doing just that! By working together, we can reach Zero by 30 and finally put an end to human deaths caused by canine rabies.