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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.