Eliminate Rabies

Vaccinate a Dog and Save a Child's Life
The Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health

Wednesday is World Rabies Day. To date we have administered about 500,000 vaccines in Africa and are projected to provide over 120,000 by the end of the year. Give today and join us in saving human and canine lives from this deadly zoonotic disease.

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.

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Read about WSU’s campaign to eliminate rabies in the news

Seattle Times: WSU vaccinated dogs to help eradicate rabies from Africa

The Huffington Post: Rabies just can’t get any respect

Seattle Times: Program aims to eradicate human rabies by 2030

US News & World Report: Rabies shots for dogs would save people in developing countries


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 cotterill@vetmed.wsu.edu