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REC and AVC training in Lesotho

There has been a large increase in the number of REC and AVC graduates in Lesotho following a workshop in the country last week. This item originally appeared on our Facebook feed.

Veterinarian trainers integrate rabies awareness into community engagement studies in South Africa

The University of Pretoria (UP) Onderstepoort Veterinary Faculty has integrated the Rabies Educator Certificate (REC) into their veterinarian-training coursework this year. This online rabies-awareness resource was included in the veterinary school’s community-engagement module, part of which focuses on rabies education.

The Global Framework to eliminate rabies deaths by 2030

On March 16th, the OIE and WHO, FAO and GARC released the final version of the global framework for the elimination of dog-mediated human rabies.

The End Rabies Now Campaign Launches

The End Rabies Now (ERN) campaign was officially launched on Wednesday, 24 February at the British Houses of Parliament in London. The ERN campaign is calling for an end to human deaths from dog-mediated rabies by 2030.

Rabies control in the SDG era

The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in September 2015, have a wide reach, encompassing economic development, education, justice, peace and environmental sustainability. Besides the health goal that specifically mentions neglected tropical disease (NTD) elimination, several of the other goals (related to poverty, inequality, education, and infrastructure) could directly and indirectly benefit rabies control.

We can eliminate the world’s deadliest infectious disease by 2030, says new rabies campaign

Official launch event held at House of Lords.

How bad is surveillance for human rabies?

Two recent publications demonstrate widespread under-reporting of human rabies cases, but a new WHO initiative will help to improve the situation.

Customized online and onsite training (COLT) for rabies control officers

To improve the knowledge of health professionals in rabies enzootic countries, the Institut Pasteur used customized online training (COLT), which focuses on small sets of trainees and is designed for situations where direct training of specific skills by experts is needed.

The Animal Handling and Vaccination Certificate

The GARC Education Platform is proud to announce the launch of its first profession-specific course - the Animal Handling and Vaccination Certificate (AVC).

An end to human rabies deaths - The time is now!

Delegates from around the world gathered in Geneva on 10-11th December 2015 for a landmark meeting, entitled “Global elimination of dog-mediated human rabies: The time is now”.