In preparation for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) meeting in June 2019, a Stepwise Approach towards Rabies Elimination (SARE) workshop was held in New Delhi, India to assess its progress in rabies control. It was conducted from 6–8 June, with federal representatives from various ministries, including the Animal Husbandry Commissioner and the Joint Secretary of Livestock Health.
To help drive rabies control efforts towards disease elimination, an in-country Stepwise Approach Towards Rabies Elimination (SARE) workshop was conducted in Sri Lanka with GARC facilitating and providing technical support.
During the inaugural meeting of the Pan-African Rabies Control Network (PARACON), member countries evaluated their progress and developed country-specific Practical Workplans based on their SARE outcomes. Learn more about the formation of the ARACON network, the meeting and the tools used from a recent article by GARC to be published in the September issue of Antiviral Research.
In Asia, more than 4 billion people continue to be at risk of rabies. Of the estimated 59,000 human rabies deaths every year, the majority (59.6%) occur in Asia. As an expansion of GARC’s regional rabies networks, the 1st Asian Rabies Control Network (ARACON) Meeting was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 13-14th March 2018.