Newsletter Issue 56
GARC News Articles
Why do countries need capacity building support?
Editorial for the February 2018 newsletter. Capacity building is an essential component of the work of many international organisations and NGOs, including GARC.
Fundraising campaign reaches its target!
Our end-of-year fundraising campaign was to print Want a Friend, Be a Friend booklets to be distributed in Harare, Zimbabwe.
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
Vet training program links rabies knowledge to hands-on vaccination practices
The GARC Philippines office provided technical input and materials for a field training program for an all-female vet student association, including instruction in the Rabies Educator Certificate (REC) and professional guidance during a rabies vaccination campaign.
A planning tool for eliminating human rabies deaths through mass dog vaccination
An online tool has been developed by US CDC, based on their GDREP framework, to help users to estimate the time and overall costs required to achieve the elimination dog mediated human rabies deaths by 2030.
Raising money with the hope to end rabies
As the year closes, GARC would like to extend a special thanks to all of our individual donors and fundraisers who have supported us in 2017.
The power of free online courses
GARC’s educational platform continues to expand awareness about rabies and how to control it around the world.
Community News Resources
ManuMitra tackles Nepal's urban street dogs one ward at a time
In Nepal, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) authority has developed a novel approach to street dog management and rabies control by devolving responsibility to the smallest unit of local government – the ward.
First monoclonal antibody replacement for RIG launched
The first monoclonal antibody product developed to replace the rabies immunoglobulin (RIG) component of rabies post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is now available across India.
Modelling helps to better understand rabies transmission
Citywide vaccination campaigns in N’Djamena, the capital city of Chad, and a deterministic model based on epidemiological data have demonstrated that rabies elimination can be achieved in Africa.
Recent research: February 2018
A round-up of recent research news most relevant to GARC's mission.