In recognition for their continuous rabies elimination efforts, the province of Ilocos Norte was awarded as one of the top-performing local government units (LGU) during the 2017 National Rabies Summit. They were presented with the award as part of the World Rabies Day celebration in the Philippines on September 28.
Filming aspects of the Communities Against Rabies Exposure (CARE) projects in Ilocos Norte and Sorsogon, journalism students were able to vividly capture insights into how rabies impacts individuals and how whole communities come together to support control efforts.
The Philippines is among the seven Southeast Asian countries where canine rabies is still highly endemic, and so the World Rabies Day celebration presents an opportunity to educate and involve Filipinos in the shared goal to ultimately eliminate rabies in the country by the year 2020.
GARC’s Communities Against Rabies Exposure (CARE) project site in Ilocos Norte received an award for being one of the Best Local Government Unit Rabies Program Implementers in the Philippines during the national celebration of the World Rabies Day on September 28th in Quezon City.
In collaboration with the provincial government and university partners, three types of materials are being produced for the province to remind bus and van operators and their passengers entering Ilocos Norte to have their dogs vaccinated against rabies.
The Communities Against Rabies Exposure (CARE) Project, a three-year partnership between GARC and the provincial government of Ilorcos Norte, Philippines to eliminate rabies in the province has been launched.