Rabies is the deadliest zoonotic disease on the planet. Every year more than 59,000 people die from rabies. The deaths are mostly in Africa, India, and other parts of Asia where 99 percent of rabies cases are found. One-half of deaths are children under the age of 16.
At the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health we are working to eliminate canine rabies worldwide. The WSU Rabies Vaccination Program team vaccinates an average of 300 dogs each day in east Africa. They visit 180 villages every year in seven districts adjacent to the Serengeti National Park. Because of the program, the vaccination zone – a cordon sanitaire – is rabies free. The goal is to use the rabies-free vaccination zone as a model in other parts of Africa and Asia.
But to do that, we need your help. Your $10 gift will vaccinate a child's dog. A gift of any amount will move us closer to a world where no child dies from canine rabies.
Together we can make a difference. Please join us in eliminating dog and human rabies worldwide.
For more information about the WSU Rabies Vaccination Program visit globalhealth.wsu.edu/Rabies
Thank you to the veterinary hospitals that are already partnering with WSU on this campaign.
If your clinic is looking for information on how to promote this program at your office, contact Christie Cotterill at 206-219-2402 or firstname.lastname@example.org