Ethiopia

Rabies Elimination Progress

Latest SARE score: 2.0 (2018)
In-country SARE assessment done: Yes
(2016)

The Stepwise Approach towards Rabies Elimination (SARE) is a practical planning, monitoring and evaluation tool to guide, develop and refine rabies control programmes. It provides measurable steps, designed as a logical flow of activities, to progress from Stage 0 to Stage 5, in efforts towards freedom from dog-transmitted rabies.

 

A SARE score of 2 out of 5 signifies a country where a national rabies control strategy has been drafted and is being implemented.

View the Zoonotic Disease Prioritization Report.

 

2018: SARE assessment at a PARACON meeting
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2017: SARE assessment at a PARACON meeting
Ethiopia SARE assessment_PARACON 2017.xlsm
2016: In-country SARE assessment
Ethiopia In-country SARE assessment 2016.xlsx
2015: SARE assessment at a PARACON meeting
Ethiopia SARE assessment_PARACON 2015.xlsx

Epidemiological Data

This country is using the Rabies Epidemiological Bulletin but has not agreed to share their data publicly.

In-country Capacity Building

February 2021
National
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November 2020: GARC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ethiopian Public Health Institute to ensure continued collaboration and facilitate progress towards rabies elimination. The MoU primarily focuses on improving rabies surveillance with specific focus on the Rabies Epidemiological Bulletin and its component.  

February 2021
National
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Laboratory experts and multiple stakeholders were trained in the use of the Rabies Case Surveillance (RCS) component of the Rabies Epidemiological Bulletin. The RCS will be used in the central and regional laboratories to map and laboratory diagnostic data for rabies throughout the entire country. 

February 2019
Addis Ababa
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After an in-depth training session hosted by GARC, all of the laboratory animal rabies cases and clinically diagnosed human rabies cases for Addis Ababa are captured using the Rabies Case Surveillance (RCS) component of the Rabies Epidemiological Bulletin.  

January 2019
Addis Ababa
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The Community-Based Rabies Surveillance (CBRS) Project was launched in Ethiopia. The launch consisted of the initial planning and development of the CBRS program for further roll-out.

September 2018
South Africa
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Network / Workshop participation:
Attended the "New WHO recommendations on human rabies immunization and results of Gavi’s Learning Agenda on rabies & 2nd international meeting of the Pan-African Rabies Control Network (PARACON)" (more information)

September 2017
South Africa
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Network / Workshop participation:
Attended the "2nd sub-Regional PARACON meeting" (more information)

June 2017
Adama
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GARC, in collaboration with the FAO and the CDC, participated in a nationally organised write-shop to develop a multi-sectoral National Rabies Prevention and Control Strategy (NRPCS) for Ethiopia.

February 2017
Kenya
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Network / Workshop participation:
Attended the "East Africa rabies community meeting" (more information)

July 2016
Addis Ababa
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GARC facilitated an offline Rabies Educator Certificate (REC) workshop. As a direct result of the workshop, 38 participants passed the final assessment and were awarded their certificate of achievement.

February 2016
Addis Ababa
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GARC, in partnership with the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), facilitated an in-country SARE assessment in Ethiopia (more information). 

June 2015
South Africa
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Network / Workshop participation:
Attended the "Inaugural Pan-African Rabies Control Network (PARACON) meeting" (more information)