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 post-exposure prophylaxis saves many lives, but poor availability remains in many rabies-endemic countries. Epidemiological and economic models are used to investigate the effect of an investment in post-exposure prophylaxis by Gavi.
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.