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GARC launches a new educational course, the Rabies Healthcare Certificate

The Global Alliance for Rabies Control is proud to announce the launch of the latest educational course on the GARC Education Platform (GEP) - the Rabies Healthcare Certificate (RHC). The RHC is a profession-specific course developed to provide human healthcare professionals with all the information required to safely and correctly provide medical assistance with regards to all rabies-related aspects.

GARC’s new community-based rabies surveillance tool released for testing and training

GARC has developed an easy-to-use software tool that is designed to provide simple, yet comprehensive, surveillance of both humans and animals that have been exposed to rabies. This new software tool is aptly named the Community-Based Rabies Surveillance System (CBRS) and now is in the final stages of testing prior to its pilot launch in the Philippines.

United Against Rabies collaboration builds skills and knowledge in rabies-endemic countries towards achievement of zero human rabies deaths

On the occasion of the 12th World Rabies Day, the United Against Rabies collaboration highlights the critical role that intersectoral collaboration must play if the world is to be rid o

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: Société Nationale pour la Prévention de la Cruauté envers les Animaux au Zimbabwe et Département de l'Élevage et des Services Vétérinaires.

“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.