Newsletter Issue 58

August, 2018

GARC News Articles

World Rabies Day awards: Nominate a champion today!

Nominate someone today for a World Rabies Day award as thanks for their great work in rabies prevention. Nominations close on September 7th. The shortlisted entries will be announced on World Rabies Day, September 28th, and the awards will be announced on One Health Day, November 3rd.
Photo: Société Nationale pour la Prévention de la Cruauté envers les Animaux au Zimbabwe et Département de l'Élevage et des Services Vétérinaires.

“Want a Friend? Be a Friend!” educational booklets distributed during Zimbabwe mass vaccination campaign

As part of an ongoing vaccination and awareness campaign in Harare, Zimbabwe, hundreds of copies of GARC's educational booklet "Want a Friend? Be a Friend!" have been distributed to local children to help them learn about dog bite prevention, rabies, and responsible pet ownership.
Patients with animal bites line up for vaccination at the provincial hospital in Tarlac City, Philippines. Photo: GARC

Vaccinate people or vaccinate dogs?

A new research study undertaken by GARC and recently published in PLoS ONE has quantified the benefits and the limitations of relying on the provision of human vaccine to prevent deaths from dog transmitted rabies. These new findings are of great significance to all rabies endemic countries hoping to reach the global goal of zero human deaths by 2030.

United Against Rabies launches global plan to achieve zero rabies human deaths

A strategic plan that provides a phased, all-inclusive, intersectoral approach to eliminate human deaths from rabies has just been launched by United Against Rabies, a collaboration of four partners: the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC).