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Goa State and Mission Rabies – achieving rabies-free status together

Creation Date: 26 April 2022

Goa State in India has reported no human deaths from rabies with a 10-fold reduction in canine rabies. Goa has also been declared a ‘rabies controlled area’; the first geographic zone to earn controlled status of any zoonotic disease.

Namibia’s national plan for rabies elimination delivers benefits

Creation Date: 26 April 2022

The Republic of Namibia has achieved a significant reduction in human rabies deaths since 2015 from an average of 26 cases to 0-2 cases annually. Significant progress has also been made in controlling the disease in dogs and livestock.

Dog vaccination set back by Covid-19; One Health implications

Creation Date: 14 August 2021

This article examines the impact of the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic on rabies control efforts. In this study, researchers found that a range of control measures and health services were impacted, particularly dog vaccination.

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India Launches National Rabies Plan

Creation Date: 28 September 2021
Produced By: World Health Organization (WHO)

On World Rabies Day 2021, India launched a National Action Plan for dog Mediated Rabies Elimination (NAPRE) by 2030, with rabies now declared a notifiable disease.

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