Owner holds dog while it is vaccinated against rabies. Philippines.

Empowering animal health professionals to contribute to rabies elimination efforts to the best of their abilities.

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.
Ewaso Lions participants are trained using the offline Rabies Educator Certificate course from GARC.

Dogs, people, and even lions saved from rabies through education and vaccination: the story of Ewaso Lions.

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.
World Rabies Day 2021. Rabies: Facts, not Fear. GARC

World Rabies Day 2021 theme

We are excited to announce the theme for the 15th World Rabies Day. Find out what the theme is, get some ideas about what you can do to celebrate World Rabies Day with us, and how you can make a difference. World Rabies Day has been designed for everyone, so join us this World Rabies Day as we progress towards Zero By 30. Get involved in any way that you can!
Rabies champion educating community in Zimbabwe. GARC

Empowering certified rabies graduates to become champions in their own communities.

To ensure that you are equipped with the latest and most relevant information, GARC has recently updated and revised the Community Coordinator for Rabies Certificate (CCC) course. For those of you who have not yet undertaken the course, now is the perfect time to empower yourself to be a rabies champion in your community.
Louis Nel, Executive Director of GARC opens the MERACON returning to rabies webinar in 2021.

Returning to rabies elimination: the MERACON network takes off.

Considering the global COVID-19 outbreak, rabies control and elimination activities have, understandably, been less of a priority in most countries. However, GARC aimed to re-invigorate interest in rabies elimination in countries included in the MERACON network. Read about MERACON and about the first MERACON meeting.
Children pet a dog on the Eco Dog walk in Algeria.

World Wildlife Day: Eco Dog Walk

The Eco Dog walk is a truly One Health experience, bringing people and animals together in a loving and happy environment aimed to improve human-animal relationships – all while walking through a forest and collecting garbage. What a great way to spend the day and learn about dogs and rabies prevention.
The rabies education booklet developed to help day care students learn about rabies and btie prevention.

Rabies Education Materials take One Health rabies elimination activities beyond human and animal health.

While One Health tends to focus on the human, animal and environment, other sectors that fall under the One Health umbrella are often neglected, including the education sector. To generate a truly One Health approach with a sustainable output, teams in the Philippines generated supplementary education materials for Day Care students to teach them about rabies elimination and bite prevention, creating a new generation educated about rabies elimination.
A mother and child read a GARC rabies awareness poster as they wait in line at a local shop.

Rabies education and awareness takes advantage of the new normal.

The GARC team in the Philippines, along with local partners, has developed a set of awareness and education posters to help ensure that people remain educated about, and aware of, rabies despite the spotlight being focused on COVID-19. The posters provide clear, concise, and life-saving message to people patiently waiting in socially distanced lines at the local convenience store, ensuring that rabies elimination remains in the minds of the public.
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A selection of GARC's scientific publications that contributes to expert knowledge for rabies elimination.

GARC celebrates a scientific milestone.

Reaching more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications is a massive milestone, and in 2020, GARC surpassed this number! We continue to strive toward scientific excellence, ensuring that our work is built upon scrutinized best practice so that we can deliver high-impact projects to drive our mission of ending human and dog rabies globally.