World Rabies Day Awards

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We're excited to announce the World Rabies Day Awardees! 

After weeks of voting, the World Rabies Day Awardees have been determined! The judging was closer than ever and the public vote was the tie-breaker!

See the deserving Awardees below and read all about the excellent work that they have been doing to have caught the judges (and your) attention!

We would like to congratulate all those who have received the World Rabies Day awards for the accomplishments!

We would also like to commend all those who were shortlisted, as their work is no less significant and they should be highlighted as exemplary individuals who lead the way in terms of driving rabies elimination efforts in their own communities. 

Congratulations to everyone and we would like to sincerely thank all of you who participated and voted for contributing to the World Rabies Day Awards for 2022. 

 

The Awards process:

The inspirational work of so many around the world certainly make the need to evaluate nominees for a WRD award quite difficult. For this reason, we appoint a panel of independent experts every year and consider several criteria in the evaluation of nominees. In the ensuing process each nominee is allocated scores based on project sustainability, collaborative efforts and impact. From here, a shortlist of nominations is generated and announced on World Rabies Day, September 28th. Next, civil society is given representation and the public vote contributes (about 25%) to the final selection of awardees in each of the specified categories. The announcement of winners is just prior to One Health Day on Nov 3rd. We sincerely thank all the nominees and the panel of expert judges as well as civil society in general for your role in this most worthwhile endeavor.

Vaccination champion

AWARDEE: Jalloul Boubaker

Jalloul Boubaker - GARC World Rabies Day awards nominee
CRDA Kebelli
Tunísia

Kenneth Chawinga

Kenneth Chawinga - GARC World Rabies Day awards nominee
Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries
Zâmbia

Nada Hafez

Nada Hafez - GARC World Rabies Day awards nominee
Individual
Egito

Veterinary Clinic champion

Amanda Hefner

Amanda Hefner - GARC World Rabies Day awards nominee
Woods Humane Society
Estados Unidos

Jessicah Kurere

Jessicah Kurere - GARC World Rabies Day awards nominee
Ewaso Lions
Quênia

AWARDEE: Qazi Mudasir

Qazi Mudasir - GARC World Rabies Day awards nominee
Department of Animal Husbandry Kashmir India
Índia

Animal Welfare champion

Champa Fernando

Champa Fernando - GARC World Rabies Day awards nominee
KACPAW -- Kandy Association for Community Protection through Animal Welfare (Sri Lanka)
Sri Lanka

AWARDEE: Soumaya Chouk

Soumaya Chouk - GARC World Rabies Day awards nominee
Tunisia Animals Voice
Tunísia

Sulaiman Tamer

Sulaiman Tamer - GARC World Rabies Day awards nominee
Kurdistan Organization for Animal Rights Protection
Iraque

Education champion

Given Sam

Given Sam - GARC World Rabies Day awards nominee
Student’s One Health Innovation Club (SOHIC)
Tanzânia

Humphrey Banda

Dr Humphrey Banda - GARC World Rabies Day awards nominee
Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock
Zâmbia

AWARDEE: Madi Savadogo

Madi Savadogo - GARC World Rabies Day awards nominee
Rabies Free Burkina Faso
Burquina Faso