In the effort to improve affordability and access, particularly for vulnerable populations in rabies affected countries, rabies vaccines are a candidate for inclusion in the vaccine support programme through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
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WHO and the OIE, in collaboration with the FAO and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), have recognised the global impact of rabies and have joined forces to break the cycle of transmission of this devastating disease from dogs to humans.
The EU aims to eradicate wildlife rabies in the EU by 2020. It co-financed fox vaccination programmes for many years to eliminate the risk that foxes spread rabies to humans and domestic animals. These vaccination programmes have been very successful. Whilst fox rabies was common in many EU countries only 10-15 years ago, it was detected in only three EU countries in 2016.
Human rabies mediated by dogs kills tens of thousands of people every year worldwide. Freedom from this scourge is a global public good and is feasible with currently available tools.
During recent years, the way in which people access the internet has changed. Mobile devices e.g. smart phones, tablets, e-readers are increasingly used to gather quick information, while desktop computers are still used in professional environments. To meet these new demands in user-friendly functional navigation and to refresh the overall appearance, the design and structure of the website was updated to make it more user-friendly.
Second sub-Regional Pan-African Rabies Control Network (PARACON) Workshop
Annual meeting of the informal group Partners for Rabies Prevention (PRP).
The annual Rabies in the Americas (RITA) meeting is an annual event that has been held since 1990. It is hosted in many countries across the Americas. In 2017, the meeting is expected to be held in Calgary.