Newsletter Issue 54
GARC News Articles
Progress towards the goal of eliminating rabies deaths by 2030
World Rabies Day is many things to many people – it reminds the world that people and animals are still dying of rabies, it raises awareness of organisations and individuals who are working to end these deaths and celebrates their efforts, and it unites the global rabies community and reminds us all that no matter where we are, we are not alone in our efforts.
The use of ivermectin in a rabies vaccination campaign
GARC contributed to improving the technique for administering ivermectin, giving dogs a better experience during a rabies vaccination campaign.
The Partners for Rabies Prevention support progress towards ‘Zero by 30’
The Partners for Rabies Prevention meeting held in August brought together over 40 representatives from 27 organizations to discuss international efforts to support countries as they move forward in their canine rabies elimination efforts.
Community News Resources
Desi Apnao, Rabies Bhagao (Eradicate Rabies, Not Stray Dogs)
After completing GARC’s Rabies Educator Certificate, a group of students from Enactus Motilal Nehru College carried out rabies awareness campaigns for other school students and for children from a nearby slum.
Team Work Makes The Dream Work
In July 2017, Twala Trust, an animal welfare organization based outside Harare in Zimbabwe, coordinated a rabies awareness and vaccination programme for their local community.
Vaccine fails to save Chinese rabies victim, leading to investigation of vaccine industry in Shaanxi province
Public outcry after a Chinese woman from Xi'an in Shaanxi province died from rabies despite receiving post-bite vaccinations spurs the local government to review the provincial vaccine industry.
Thai princess campaigns for 2020 rabies-free goal
Professor Dr Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol recently visited the WHO headquarters in Geneva in late August to advance the efforts of her country of Thailand to become rabies-free by 2020, in advance of the worldwide goal to eliminate rabies by 2030.
Recent Research – September 2017
A selection of articles relevant to GARC's mission