Rabies

‘United Against Rabies’ collaboration celebrates one year of progress towards zero human rabies deaths by 2030

T. Parker

28 September 2019 | Geneva | Manhattan | Paris | Rome −− One year on, substantial progress has been made to empower, engage and enable countries to reach the rabies elimination goal by 2030.

The ‘United Against Rabies’ collaboration today released its first annual progress report describes the incremental, collaborative impact of the four partners in promoting the One Health approach.

The report coincides with this year's World Rabies day, celebrated on 28 September.

Rabies elimination: an opportunity for social justice

27 September 2019 | Geneva –– Despite being 100% preventable, rabies continues to plague the world’s most vulnerable populations. Vaccination can end this social injustice.

The “Scientific and Operational Updates in Rabies” - a collection of scientific articles - provides the evidence to countries to develop strategies and opportunities for moving forward towards rabies elimination.

WHO workshop: visionary plans to scale-up rabies control

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14 December 2018 | Geneva –– Representatives from 11 countries recently convened at WHO headquarters to devise plans to end human rabies deaths by 2030.

Visionary plans have been drawn up for rabies elimination in many countries.

The meeting follows the recent announcement by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, of a new investment strategy to expand their portfolio to include human rabies vaccines in countries where Gavi runs other vaccine programmes.

Eliminating rabies: potential investment in life-saving vaccines can bolster prospects for zero human rabies deaths

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12 December 2018 | Geneva −− Addressing the high cost associated with human rabies vaccines and making them readily available to populations can save lives, notably children who are frequent victims of dog bites.

Providing equitable access to these vaccines can also have far-reaching implications in strengthening health systems, providing incentives to new actors to enter the market, and accelerating work towards reaching zero human rabies deaths by 2030.

Haiti uses mobile phones to promote rabies vaccination campaigns

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28 September 2018 | Geneva | Port-au-Prince -- Today is World Rabies Day.
United Against Rabies has called for increased intersectoral collaboration to end human rabies deaths by 2030.
Awareness about this fatal yet 100% preventable disease is crucial. In resource-limited Haiti, people are now using mobile technology to access facilities that provide free anti-rabies vaccinations to dogs.
Text messaging has improved community participation and the collection of data – measures leading to improved surveillance and awareness – as Haitians prepare to eliminate canine rabies by 2023. Read Haiti's story

Joint meeting discusses ways to advance rabies elimination in Africa

19 September 2018 | Geneva –– Representatives from 24 rabies-endemic African countries attended an important meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa to share the findings of a recent multi-country study conducted under the Gavi learning agenda on rabies.

Held jointly with the 2nd international meeting of the Pan-African Rabies Control Network (PARACON), the meeting considered options for implementing WHO’s new recommendations on human rabies vaccination, the opportunities presented by available tools and the global progress of rabies elimination.