Newsletter Issue 61
GARC News Articles
Who’s inspiring you this World Rabies Day?
World Rabies Day, the biggest day in the rabies prevention calendar, is only a few weeks away on September 28th. Even if you aren’t personally involved in an event this year, you can still tell the world about the rabies champions you know and ensure that their work reaches a much bigger audience.
Country connections – building a picture of GARC’s in-country work and relationships
A newly updated section has been launched on the GARC website to provide a more comprehensive overview of the progress made by governments working in collaboration with GARC.
SARE workshop steers Sri Lanka towards rabies elimination
To help drive rabies control efforts towards disease elimination, an in-country Stepwise Approach Towards Rabies Elimination (SARE) workshop was conducted in Sri Lanka with GARC facilitating and providing technical support.
India: In-country SARE workshop defines needed steps towards rabies elimination
In preparation for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) meeting in June 2019, a Stepwise Approach towards Rabies Elimination (SARE) workshop was held in New Delhi, India to assess its progress in rabies control. It was conducted from 6–8 June, with federal representatives from various ministries, including the Animal Husbandry Commissioner and the Joint Secretary of Livestock Health.
Community surveillance and education boost rabies control at the village level
GARC’s Community-Based Rabies Surveillance (CBRS) project was implemented in the Philippines in February 2019, and now that the CBRS system has been in place in Poblacion Village for 6 months, the use of a more active surveillance system has resulted in an increase in reportable rabies events in 2019 compared to the previous year. Additionally, as of August 2019, a total of 8 confirmed animal rabies cases were detected in the entire city, compared to just 5 during the same time period in 2018.
Triathletes raise £2500 for GARC by competing in first ever Irish Ironman race
Four British friends decided to turn their planned triathlon adventure into a charity fundraiser, raising funds of nearly £10K for GARC and other organizations. They were inspired after hearing Professor Sarah Cleaveland, a highly regarded researcher from the University of Glasgow, speak at the Royal Society about her work in rabies control and the challenges facing rabies-endemic countries.