Newsletter Issue 63

April, 2020

GARC News Articles

End Rabies: Collaborate, Vaccinate

Join World Rabies Day 2020 - collaborate and vaccinate!

The theme for this year’s World Rabies Day has been revealed! Find out what (and when) World Rabies Day is, how you can participate and how we make it easy for you! Understand why we chose this theme and what you can do to make a difference by raising global awareness about rabies. Find out more about how you can contribute and how your voice can join millions of others from around the world to make rabies a disease of the history books.
2.6 Challenge fundraiser

A viral challenge for a challenging virus – everyone can get involved!

The latest viral challenge has hit our shores with the #TwoPointSixChallenge! Read about how you can take part in the London Marathon – from your own home! Join the global challenge and run, hop, skip, flip pancakes, eat or even (video) game your way to helping eliminate rabies.
The new-look newsletter

GARC’s news refreshed

After more than a decade of service, our old newsletter template has retired. Read about our thoughts behind this fresh new look, the meanings behind the choices made and what we aim to achieve. Discover the way forward with us and how you can get involved, be it from the comfort of your home or working within your community.
Companion animals do not transmit COVID-19

COVID-19 and companion animal(s): What you need to know

In a span of several weeks, life as we know it has changed due to COVID-19. The statistics are staggering with 2.5 billion people in more than 35 countries practicing social distancing at the most extreme possible way - by staying at home. Schools and most businesses, except for essential services, have shut meaning that everyday life has changed for most of us for the foreseeable future. As of this writing, there have been more than 2 million confirmed cases and a hundred of thousand deaths globally, with these numbers growing rapidly on a daily basis.

The great team of translators that translated the REC

A global pandemic can’t stop us: Chinese language experts selflessly volunteer in the fight against rabies

Although most of us may be stuck in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that hasn’t stopped this fantastic group of people in China who have worked to translate the REC into Simplified Chinese. We have worked with our newest collaborators from CBCGDF in China to expand the reach of the GARC Education Platform, helping to save millions more lives.
Screenshot of the educational video for children

Children and videos: our award-winning combination saves lives through education

Most children love watching videos and although the phrase “make learning fun” is often overused and becoming a little tiresome, we have worked with our partners to create a learning platform that is enjoyable for children. Read about our award-winning animated video that helps save lives of children and their families. With your help, we can get this video to more children all over the world. Find out more about what we have done, how you have helped, and how we can work together to continue making a difference.
The girl with her "Happy dog" painting that inspired it all

It all started with a ‘Happy Dog’ painting: Inspiration from children in China

If you are looking for an inspirational and heart-warming story, this article has it all. Read something a little different as we hear first-hand from a proud mother and rabies champion in China about how she and some children helped raise rabies awareness and fundraise for animals in need. The children sold paintings at a silent auction to raise money for a local animal shelter. Be inspired and take action in your own way to make a difference and save both human and animal lives.
A speech from a distinguished authority at the Ethiopia Rabies Day event

Ethiopia makes their voice heard: the inaugural Ethiopian Rabies Day Celebrate renewed commitment towards rabies elimination

Ethiopia has made some huge strides towards achieving their goal of rabies elimination by 2030. Through their first ever Ethiopian Rabies Day on February 10, renewed political will, commitment and support was achieved. This momentous day will help to drive rabies efforts in future years, not limiting people in Ethiopia to raising disease awareness on September 28 alone. Read about what was done and how this huge feat was achieved.