At the end of March 2016, GARC signed a memorandum of understanding with the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI) in Germany. This MOU promotes the exploration of common interests and opportunities for collaboration as we strive towards the elimination of canine rabies.
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 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.
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.