Newsletter Issue 59
GARC News Articles
GARC launches a new educational course, the Rabies Healthcare Certificate
The Global Alliance for Rabies Control is proud to announce the launch of the latest educational course on the GARC Education Platform (GEP) - the Rabies Healthcare Certificate (RHC). The RHC is a profession-specific course developed to provide human healthcare professionals with all the information required to safely and correctly provide medical assistance with regards to all rabies-related aspects.
GARC’s new community-based rabies surveillance tool released for testing and training
GARC has developed an easy-to-use software tool that is designed to provide simple, yet comprehensive, surveillance of both humans and animals that have been exposed to rabies. This new software tool is aptly named the Community-Based Rabies Surveillance System (CBRS) and now is in the final stages of testing prior to its pilot launch in the Philippines.
Integrating rabies education into the Philippines national curriculum will reach 21 million students
The Philippines’ Department of Education (Dep Ed) and GARC have been collaborating for the past two years to integrate rabies in the national education curriculum for kindergarten through grade 10, and these lesson plans will be uploaded to the Dep Ed’s learning resources online portal before the end of the current school year, March 2019. It is envisioned that the national rabies education integration initiative will benefit an estimated 21 million students in 46,847 public schools.
Seven ways the GARC Education Platform can benefit your work
The GARC Education Platform (GEP), a growing set of free online courses for people who are implementing rabies prevention and control programmes, is being used by governments, organisations and individuals across the world.
United Against Rabies collaboration builds skills and knowledge in rabies-endemic countries towards achievement of zero human rabies deaths
On the occasion of the 12th World Rabies Day, the United Against Rabies collaboration highlights the critical role that intersectoral collaboration must play if the world is to be rid o
Boehringer Ingelheim to donate 75,000 doses of rabies vaccine to GARC through SHOTS FOR GOOD initiative
In recognition of World Rabies Day on September 28, this significant rabies vaccine donation will support GARC’s efforts to address deaths due to rabies in Madagascar
Making life-saving vaccine freely available could halve rabies deaths
New research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases models how freely providing post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for rabies could significantly reduce the number of human rabies deaths and would, at the same time, be highly cost-effective. These landmark findings were derived from modeling studies carried out by the WHO Rabies Modelling Consortium – whose contributors include GARC - and incorporate data obtained from field studies from a wide range of collaborators, including GARC’s own programs in the Philippines.
Community News Resources
REC-certified vet students help kids understand rabies (Part 2*)
Our last newsletter issue featured a story about University of Pretoria vet students who used GARC’s Want a Friend? Be a Friend! booklet while participating in the community engagement portion of their training. The students traveled to local primary schools and taught students how to prevent dog bites and how to prevent the spread of rabies in communities that are at a high risk for rabies exposure. Here, we return with three more stories from the vet students on how they used the Want a Friend educational booklets in the classroom.