Mission Rabies operates in Blantyre in Malawi - which has the highest reported number of child deaths from rabies in Africa. Over 99% of human rabies cases are caused by an infected dog bite. Before Mission Rabies arrived, thousands of dogs were killed every year to prevent the disease spreading but this was hugely ineffective. Mission Rabies are showing that mass vaccination of dogs is not only more humane, but much more effective.
Mission Rabies is vaccinating dogs across the whole of Blantyre District and running a massive education campaign to make local communities aware of the dangers of rabies and help them better understand dogs in order to prevent bites.
Mission Rabies are also partnering with Worldwide Veterinary Service to help build up veterinary infrastructure with the Blantyre SPCA, a local animal welfare organisation, to help build a better future for dogs.
Our aim is to eliminate dog bite transmitted rabies from the world by 2030.
people have been reached via the education programme
Dogs Trust Bosnia and Herzegovina (DTBH) has been working with local organisations, vets, authorities and schools to help humanely reduce the stray dog population, whilst also improving the long-term health and welfare of the dogs by educating the public.
Mission Rabies operates in the three biggest global hotspots for rabies: Goa and Ranchi in India, and Blantyre in Malawi - which has the highest incidence of child deaths from rabies in the world.