Rabies Control

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Rabies Control

It’s estimated that worldwide, 100 children die from Rabies every day. It has one of the highest fatality rates of all infectious diseases but can so easily be prevented.

In many Countries, dog culls are used to prevent rabies as it’s believed, by some, that they are the most effective way of controlling the problem. But as well as not solving the problem, they can make the situation even worse. The only scientifically proven way to stop rabies long-term is through widespread dog vaccination. By vaccinating 70% of dogs, countries can create “herd immunity”, effectively slowing the spread of rabies until it dies out entirely.

Alongside our local partners in Tanzania, we have funded for rabies control campaigns in our role as their World Rabies Day Ambassador. We are proud to support these programmes. Together we can make a difference.

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