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Animal vaccination program personnel; Rabies control program managers; Health care providers; Community awareness and education personnel; Rabies surveillance program personnel (animal and human health);
The GARC Education Platform offers several certified courses in bite prevention, rabies prevention and treatment, responsible dog ownership, dog handling and humane dog population management.
The courses are free, self-paced and globally applicable.
No previous knowledge of rabies is necessary.
Courses currently available are: i) Rabies Educator Certificate, REC; ii) Animal Handling and Vaccination Certificate, AVC; iii) Community Coordinator for Rabies Certificate, CCC and; iv) Rabies Healthcare Certificate, RHC).
Evaluations are performed using the ‘UAR Evaluation Matrix’, a rabies-specific tool evaluation instrument adapted from the FAO-OIE-WHO Tripartite Surveillance and Information Sharing Operational Tool evaluation process and instrument.
Focuses on i) logistics for accessing and using the tool, ii) the platforms on which the tool runs (if applicable), iii) relevant costs, and iv) the level of user support that is provided by the developer/manufacturer.
Focuses on the type of data that is captured by the tool.
Focuses on the data analysis and outputs provided by the tool
Focuses on data ownership, protection and storage.
Focuses on the interoperability of the tool and its adaptability for use in different contexts or scenarios.
Focuses on the training requirements, including the level of complexity and difficulty to navigate and understand the tool as well as the technical or operational skillsets that are required to use the tool.
Focuses on the different scenarios that indicate how sustainable the tool has been and whether it has been thoroughly field-tested for implementation.