Prompt action saves lives. The Philippines is developing the Rapid Response Toolkit for Rabies to serve as a quick reference guide to effectively respond to rabies. Through the One Health approach, the toolkit highlights the importance of collaboration among various stakeholders in responding to rabies cases efficiently.
GARC believes in partnerships and working together so that we can make a bigger impact and strive for a healthier planet, healthier animals, and healthier people globally. Most recently, we joined the Action for Animal Health coalition that will work to advocate for stronger animal health systems.
The World Rabies Day awards are here again, and this is your chance to shine! This year, Boehringer-Ingelheim are proudly supporting the awards and with the new supporter comes a host of exciting changes – including new categories and bigger prizes!
The End Rabies Now campaign is now stronger and better than ever, thanks to our latest partnership with Biogénesis Bagó who have committed to support the campaign. With this partnership, we will be able to celebrate more stories and champions from around the world – in so doing, recognizing their fantastic efforts to eliminate rabies.
The initial goal of the End Rabies Now (ERN) campaign was a resounding success – we set a globally agreed upon goal and developed an endorsed global strategic plan for the elimination of dog-transmitted human rabies by 2030. Now it is time to establish a new vision for ERN. We are excited to announce a fresh new vision for ERN, as a platform focused on uniting and promoting civil society.
Families should never be faced with impossible decisions about which child should receive a life-saving vaccine and which one should inevitably die from rabies – a completely preventable disease. Thanks to an incredibly generous donation from a group of partners from a law firm in Luxembourg – who donated in their personal capacity – we can continue our mission to prevent families from ever making these impossible choices, and from suffering the tragedy of a loved one dying from rabies.
GARC not only supports national governments, but also focuses on helping civil society play their part in rabies elimination efforts. We provide the GARC App to our partners, including NGOs and other organizations, free of charge – ensuring that every vaccinated dog can be tracked and mapped in real time. In Tanzania and Kenya our partners vaccinated and tracked more than 4 500 animals using the GARC app in the field.
To ensure that animal health professionals are equipped with the latest and most relevant information regarding rabies vaccination, GARC has recently updated and revised the Animal Handling and Vaccination Certificate (AVC) course. For those people who play a role during dog vaccination campaigns, and who have not yet undertaken the course, now is the perfect opportunity.
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.