Newsletter Issue 51
GARC News Articles
It takes teamwork
The editorial for the February GARC newsletter
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.
3000 Want a Friend, Be a Friend booklets for children in rural South Africa
A successful campaign to deliver valuable rabies educational resource to children in rural South Africa
Documenting rabies control in communities
Filming aspects of the Communities Against Rabies Exposure (CARE) projects in Ilocos Norte and Sorsogon, journalism students were able to vividly capture insights into how rabies impacts individuals and how whole communities come together to support control efforts.
Collecting Bite Victims' Stories
Louise Taylor recently visited the Philippines GARC office where the team are starting a new project to assess the effectiveness of free animal bite treatment centers. She describes her day testing out the protocols in communities and animal bite treatment centers in Tarlac Province.
Community News Resources
Rabies victim lives on through her mother’s dedication
To share what inspires those involved in the effort to eradicate rabies, we are taking a closer look at the work and the lives of some of the winners of the World Rabies Day MSD Animal Health Award from 2016.
A better way forward for rabies control in India?
Tamil Nadu, a state in Southern India with a population of 77.9 million people, could improve upon its current rabies control strategy and reduce its human rabies deaths by 90% if it embraced the One Health concept that links the health of animals to the heath of humans more fully.
Bat rabies outbreak in Peru claims one, but others survive: Mass vaccination campaign underway
Dozens of potential exposures to rabies were reported in Peru's Cusco region, but of the 85 suspected of having contact with rabid bats, only three clinical cases have been confirmed at the time of this report. Of these three cases, two victims still survive.
World Spay Day
February is National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month in the US, and February 28th is World Spay Day this year.
Recent research - February 2017
A round-up of recent research articles in line with GARC's mission