Component : Rabies


Member Countries in Eastern Africa benefit from support in tackling rabies through different means :

  • Following a small-scale pilot project conducted in selected counties of Kenya (between 2015 and 2019), the Government of Kenya in 2020 benefited from financial and technical support to draft a national action plan to expand operations to the whole of Kenya and meet the 2030 deadline for elimination of rabies in people, to be submitted to the European Commission for co-funding (completed);
  • Five countries in Eastern Africa benefit(ed) from financial and technical support to draft (with the assistance of a dedicated consultant) and thereafter approve National Strategic Plans for rabies elimination, charting the way forward to deal with rabies, in dogs (vaccination mainly) and people (post exposure prophylaxis mainly). These countries are Burundi (ongoing), Eritrea (completed), Rwanda (completed), Sudan (currently on-hold) and Uganda (ongoing);

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Contributing to the elimination of dog-mediated human rabies deaths in Africa

September 28, 2019
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Onderstepoort, South Africa

OIE approves a new twinning agreement on rabies between South Africa and Ethiopia

January 04, 2021
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Communication resources on rabies

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