Namibia

Rabies Elimination Progress

Latest SARE score: 2.5 (2018)
In-country SARE assessment done: Sim
(2017)

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 2.5 out of 5 signifies a country where a national rabies control programme being implemented nationwide, with clear inter-sectoral collaboration.

 

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

Fevereiro 2021
Northern Communal Area
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GARC assisted the National Government's mass dog vaccination campaign by managing and curating the vaccination data collected in 2021 with the GARC Data Loggers after it had been uploaded to the Rabies Epidemiological Bulletin (REB).

Dezembro 2020
Northern Communal Areas
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Namibia Project meeting CBRS demonstration. GARC was invited to present at the Rabies Project review and planning meeting for Namibia. Here, GARC personnel presented the Community-Based Rabies Surveillance (CBRS) component to stakeholders from Namibia's rabies taskforce and partners from the OIE and Friedrich-Loeffler Institute who support the project in Namibia. 

Dezembro 2020
Northern Communal Areas
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GARC assisted the National Government's mass dog vaccination campaign by managing and curating the vaccination data collected in 2020 with the GARC Data Loggers after it had been uploaded to the Rabies Epidemiological Bulletin. More information can be found here.

Dezembro 2019
Northern Communal Areas
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GARC assisted the National Government's mass dog vaccination campaign by managing and curating the vaccination data collected in 2019 with the GARC Data Loggers after it had been uploaded to the Rabies Epidemiological Bulletin. 

Agosto 2019
Ondangwa
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GARC supported the Namibian government's rabies control programme by supplying GARC Data Loggers. In addition, GARC facilitated the training of the governmental animal health professionals on the use of the GDLs and the integration of the data into the Rabies Epidemiological Bulletin. 

Setembro 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)

Novembro 2017
Windhoek
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GARC participated in Namibia's Rabies Control Project Planning Meeting, during which the first phase of the national rabies elimination project was discussed and planned.

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

Setembro 2014
Windhoek
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GARC provided diagnostic reagents and training for the direct, rapid immunohistochemical test (DRIT). The training and diagnostic reagents enabled laboratory staff to implement confirmatory rabies diagnosis at the CVL and decentralised diagnosis at the regional veterinary laboratory in Ondangwa.