Faces of Rabies Control and Elimination (FORCE) campaign. Join us to End Rabies Now.

Be part of the FORCE!

No, you did not accidentally subscribe to the Star Wars fan’s newsletter. This FORCE is very real – this FORCE is you! We are excited to announce the launch of the Faces Of Rabies Control and Elimination campaign. Everyone can be involved, so read inside for more details!
GARC's #3ToBeFree campaign helped to vaccinate dogs in Zanzibar against rabies.

#3ToBeFree made possible by you!

2020 was a year full of challenges, but you helped us close the year on a positive note by supporting GARC's #3ToBeFree campaign to help make Zanzibar a rabies-free island!
Mr Lambert Gwenhure uses the Rabies Case Surveillance (RCS) component of the Rabies Epidemiological Bulletin (REB) to analyze the rabies situation in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe keeps rabies surveillance active during the COVID-19 pandemic

If the global COVID-19 pandemic taught Mr Lambert Fadzai Gwenhure (Laboratory scientist and lead researcher, Zimbabwe’s rabies laboratory) anything, it’s that surveillance is of the utmost importance if a disease is going to be controlled and eliminated. Read his personal account on keeping Zimbabwe’s rabies surveillance data up to date and usable so that rabies control efforts continued during these trying times.
Beyond Students for Change vaccinates dogs against rabies in Ethiopia.

Expanding horizons ‘Beyond Students for Change’: rabies elimination efforts in Ethiopia.

A passionate and driven veterinary student gathered other like-minded and driven students to form the “Beyond Student for Change” initiative, which works to improve animal health, including rabies, through a One Health approach. Amongst other activities, the students used the knowledge gained from completing the GARC education platform courses to go out into communities to raise awareness and educate others about rabies and its prevention.
Voice of Animal Nepal celebrates GARC's World Rabies Day with a banner, education and dog rabies vaccination.

Dedication to rabies elimination: A lot can be done with enthusiasm and a little support.

The small team from Voice of Animal Nepal managed to make a big impact in their community on World Rabies Day 2020. With the support of resources from GARC, the team vaccinated dogs and raised rabies awareness, while emphasizing the need for collaboration to End Rabies Now.
Professor Louis Nel, Executive Director of GARC, sits with his two dogs.

Concluding the year 2020, strange as it was – a message from our Executive Director.

Our Executive Director, Professor Louis Nel, gives his personal insight into 2020, the achievements that we have made, and what we can learn from a strange and challenging year. His words give hope that we will always continue to progress our efforts to reach our goal of rabies elimination, no matter the challenge – anything is possible if we continue to work together as a united community against rabies.
#3ToBeFree campaign by GARC to raise money for rabies elimination in Zanzibar.

#3ToBeFree campaign

It takes just three to be free from rabies. Three dollars, three friends supporting us. With your support, we can help vaccinate three hundred and thirty-three dogs in 6 Shehias/towns (3x2). Help prevent a person from dying every 9 minutes (3x3) from rabies, by supporting our campaign. Our work in Zanzibar is close to completion - will you help us make the island rabies-free? For just $3 this festive season, you can help save the life of a dog and protect people in local communities.
Dr Sarah Jayme presents during World Rabies Day celebration for GARC.

Farewell and thank you to Dr Sarah Jayme

It is with heavy hearts that we bid one of our team members farewell, after 7 years of dedicated service. We would like to thank Dr Sarah Jayme for her many years of work and her efforts to help drive GARC’s mission to achieving rabies elimination. We wish her all the best. Read about Sarah and her contributions over the years inside.
Gabon SARE workshop facilitated by GARC and the FAO and opened by the Minister of Agriculture.

A world first for rabies elimination: Gabon strides towards Zero by 30.

A world first has just taken place in the central African country of Gabon. Stakeholders from Gabon came together in a truly One Health manner and have completed the first ever online SARE workshop. In addition to hosting such a revolutionary event, Gabon has made significant progress in rabies elimination efforts, as demonstrated by the result obtained in the SARE evaluation.
I vaccinate my pet against rabies photo collage, World Rabies Day 2020

World Rabies Day shines again!

The GARC team would like to thank you – as a member of the global rabies community – for helping make World Rabies Day 2020 such a success. The results have blown us away, with participation records being broken. You have truly shown the power of collaboration to help end rabies. Thank you!