PARACON 2023: Surveillance tools training workshop

PARACON 2023: enabling governments to eliminate rabies with the help of data.

The latest Pan-African Rabies Control Network (PARACON) workshop, jointly organized by GARC and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) took place in Ghana in March. Read more about the workshop activities below!
PARACON 2019 photo de famille

Leading the fight against rabies in West Africa through international collaboration and consultation

West African countries continue to make good progress towards achieving the global goal of Zero by 30 by learning about the latest tools, technologies and strategies for rabies elimination and humane dog population management. Read more about the most recent PARACON workshop here.

Diagnosing the problem and planning for the future: Bolstering rabies control in Guinea

A collaboration between the UN FAO, USAID and GARC guided the West African country of Guinea through an intensive rabies diagnostic training course and a national workshop focusing on the Stepwise Approach towards Rabies Elimination (SARE).

Taking the steps to eliminate canine-mediated human rabies on Unguja island, Zanzibar

A new planning tool was launched during a review workshop to support the strategic island-wide dog vaccination project in Zanzibar

Towards freedom from canine-mediated rabies in Zanzibar: Island-wide strategic dog vaccination

Zanzibar has been taking large strides towards controlling and eliminating rabies using mass dog vaccination. In fact, Zanzibar is very close to being declared the first region in Africa to be free from rabies.
Dog vaccination team, Ethiopia

Overcoming challenges with training that prevents rabies deaths

Daniel Stewart of GARC, an expert in dog behaviour and handling, gives a personal account of his recent work in Ethiopia.
PARACON bulletin data

Africa united against rabies: The PARACON Epidemiological Bulletin

The PARACON Epidemiological Bulletin is an integrated system designed solely for rabies data collection, collation, analysis and dissemination that has been developed specifically for PARACON member countries.

1st Meeting of the Regional Rabies Focal persons in East Africa

The Panel of Rabies Program Directors of the Americas (REDIPRA) has proven very successful in moving forward rabies control and elimination activities across Latin America. Based on this success, the idea was conceived to develop similar structures for various sub-regions in Africa.

Workshop evaluates rabies control activities in Cameroon using the SARE tool

Cameroon, a Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) member country, is leading the fight against rabies within the central African region. It has taken the first critical step towards controlling and eliminating rabies by developing an up-to-date and comprehensive national control strategy.

Pan-African Rabies Control Network (PARACON) 1st regional Workshop

The first regional PARACON workshop was held in Grand Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire from 29-30 June 2016 and introduced the delegates to several new tools to support their rabies control efforts.