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The Case for Investment

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Rabies is 100% preventable. The Case for Investment sets out how the world can end all human deaths through dog vaccination and prompt access to treatment.

A Significant Public Health Problem

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Rabies is a significant public health problem that is present in around 150 countries. Rabies kills one person every nine minutes and 40% are children. Rabies today is a disease of poverty and neglect.

One Health: approach for action against neglected tropical diseases 2021-2030

Creation Date: 2022
Produced By: World Health Organization

A One Health approach that recognises the relationships between human, animal, and environmental health is key to sustainably address Neglected Tropical Diseases, and achieve the targets set out in WHO’s Road map for neglected tropical disease.

Rabies: rationale for investing in the global elimination of dog-mediated human rabies

Creation Date: 14 December 2015
Produced By: World Health Organization

Rabies is a global public health problem with important socioeconomic impacts. Human rabies is preventable. This report covers; why investment is needed, investment purpose, investment in action and a summary results of case examples.


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United Against Rabies Forum: The One Health Concept at Work

Creation Date: 13 April 2022, Frontiers in Public Health
Produced By: United Against Rabies Forum

Human deaths from rabies are preventable and can be eliminated by applying a systematic One Health approach. COVID-19 has highlighted the value of a One Health approach to zoonotic disease and pandemic prevention. Rabies control programs offer a practical route to building One Health capacities.

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.

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

Creation Date: 14 August 2021
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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.

Rabies & One Health: From basics to cross-sectoral action to stop human rabies deaths

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Produced By: Open WHO

This free online learning course provides an excellent introduction to rabies and the One Health approach taken to prevent it. The course is self-guided and can be taken at any time.

Namibia’s national plan for rabies elimination delivers benefits

Creation Date: 26 April 2022
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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.

How Mexico achieved rabies-free status

Creation Date: 26 April 2022
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Mexico is a leading example of rabies elimination through a One Health approach, making mass dog and cat vaccination a public health responsibility. In 2019 it was declared free of human rabies by WHO.