Newsletter Issue 53
GARC News Articles
Building capacity through access to resources
As part of GARC’s commitment to building in-country capacity to eliminate rabies, the Canine Rabies Blueprint and the GARC websites have recently been updated to improve access to up-to-date guidance and resources for the rabies control community.
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.
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.
Shine a light on rabies heroes in your community!
The second World Rabies Day Awards, brought to you by MSD Animal Health and GARC, celebrate the great work done by individuals and organisations to end rabies.
Inviting all organisations to join the End Rabies Now campaign
We invite your organisation to take action this World Rabies Day by joining the End Rabies Now campaign.
Community News Resources
Dog data mapping in Nepal
A public information website for Nepal (www.dogdata.uk) has just been set up to show where and when anti-rabies vaccinations have taken place by mapping the locations of recently vaccinated dogs.
Rabies without borders
On the 17th of July, a 5 year old girl died of rabies in the Sarawak General Hospital in Kuching, the capital of Sarawak in Malaysia. This little girl became the fourth child victim of rabies from this small area this month, and the rabies virus is suspected as having crossed into Sarawak from the Kalimantan region of Indonesia.
Linking poverty to dog ownership models shrinks dog population estimates
In a recent article in Infectious Diseases of Poverty, researchers published a new, more comprehensive model for estimating dog populations that considers how variability in poverty levels and human population densities can impact dog ownership and rabies vaccination coverage.
Recent Research – July 2017
A selection of recent articles relevant to GARC’s mission