Newsletter Issue 68

April, 2021

Read the latest news about rabies from GARC. This issue is particularly special, as it includes the announcement for the World Rabies Day 2021 theme!

GARC News Articles

World Rabies Day 2021. Rabies: Facts, not Fear. GARC

World Rabies Day 2021 theme

We are excited to announce the theme for the 15th World Rabies Day. Find out what the theme is, get some ideas about what you can do to celebrate World Rabies Day with us, and how you can make a difference. World Rabies Day has been designed for everyone, so join us this World Rabies Day as we progress towards Zero By 30. Get involved in any way that you can!
Dog lies in garbage-filled street.

The influence of waste management on rabies control efforts.

Rabies elimination requires a One Health approach, and part of that requires the involvement of the Environmental sector. Read this summary of a GARC publication about how Waste Management is a critical component of Humane Dog Population Management that can affect rabies elimination efforts.
Rabies champion educating community in Zimbabwe. GARC

Empowering certified rabies graduates to become champions in their own communities.

To ensure that you are equipped with the latest and most relevant information, GARC has recently updated and revised the Community Coordinator for Rabies Certificate (CCC) course. For those of you who have not yet undertaken the course, now is the perfect time to empower yourself to be a rabies champion in your community.
Louis Nel, Executive Director of GARC opens the MERACON returning to rabies webinar in 2021.

Returning to rabies elimination: the MERACON network takes off.

Considering the global COVID-19 outbreak, rabies control and elimination activities have, understandably, been less of a priority in most countries. However, GARC aimed to re-invigorate interest in rabies elimination in countries included in the MERACON network. Read about MERACON and about the first MERACON meeting.