Newsletter Issue 76
Welcome to the last newsletter issue for the year 2022! Despite being the last, this is likely the most exciting, with some great articles touching on World Rabies Day and the fantastic contributions that you made to its success, as well as some more huge strides towards achieving rabies elimination around the world.
GARC News Articles
Recent progress drives a new vision for GARC in the year ahead.
Professor Louis Nel shares the vision for GARC as we move into 2023, with a particular focus on community-led organizations and a new way to unite different partners working within communities.
World Rabies Day - stronger every year!
Following the 2 years of pandemic, World Rabies Day dynamically returned to raise awareness, save lives, and highlight the connection with One Health. Global efforts made social media and the news sizzle, while this year’s awardee selection became even harder for the judges.
Continued capacity building throughout Africa in partnership with the UN FAO
GARC continues to deliver upon its sustainable mission by helping to build capacity in rabies-endemic countries. In partnership with the UN FAO, GARC has delivered a RAIDER training in Mozambique and a National SARE workshop in Chad to ensure that we maintain momentum as we drive towards the Zero by 30 goal.
Over 37 000 dogs vaccinated in Malawi’s Northern region!
Vaccination, sustainability, and collaboration are three key factors to achieving rabies elimination. A collaborative effort between the national government and local and international partners has helped vaccinate over 37 000 animals in the Northern Region of Malawi in 2022.
Zanzibar takes rabies surveillance to the community.
With Zanzibar making great progress towards eliminating rabies from the island through dog vaccination, GARC and Zanzibar’s animal health professionals have taken the initiative by going out and actively looking for the last few rabies cases in the island’s communities to reach elimination.