Merck Animal Health, through their Afya Program, has been donating canine rabies vaccines to their non-profit partners for vaccination campaigns for more than 25
Rabies is one of the deadliest global diseases for both humans and dogs, yet it is preventable.
With up to 99% of human cases being caused by dog bites, canine mass-vaccination initiatives are the most cost-effective rabies prevention measure.1
In fact, rabies transmission can be eliminated in rabies-endemic areas when at least 70% of dogs are covered through annual mass-vaccination.2
Many communities around the world have limited access to resources and vaccines, and often awareness and education about rabies is
Rabies kills an estimated 59,000
Globally, the economic burden of dog-mediated rabies is estimated at U.S. $8.6
Mission Rabies collaborates with governments and local communities in rabies-endemic areas to run vaccination drives and provide critical education to children about dog bites.
Rabies Free Africa is advancing critical research into efficient and effective vaccination efforts to be implemented in areas with high rates of rabies.
Mission Rabies has educated 5
Together, we are one step closer to meeting the United Against Rabies collaboration’s goal of
zero dog-mediated human rabies deaths by 2030.
This World Rabies Day, share the importance of eliminating canine-mediated rabies using #WorldRabiesDay and #EndRabiesNow.
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