Meet the Rabies Free Africa team – Sarah Mollel

Sarah Mollel is a program coordinator for Global Animal Health Tanzania. Sarah works closely with the Rabies Free Tanzania team to coordinate vaccination clinics and research.

Where do you live?

I live in Arusha.

What is your role in the program?

I am the country programs Coordinator in Tanzania.

Why is it important to eliminate rabies?

As one of the deadliest diseases, rabies threatens the lives of both animals and human beings. Therefore, it is important to control, and possibly eliminate, rabies to prevent human deaths and alleviate its burden on animal species.

Can you see the program having an impact?

For the past four years that I have worked with the program, tons of dogs have been vaccinated across the Mara region. We have also donated multiple vaccines to other local institutions across the country to fight against rabies. This proves that the program is quite impactful since the number of cases in the vaccinated areas is decreasing as the days go by compared to the past.

What do you do when you are not fighting rabies?

I love spending time with my family whenever there is an opportunity to be with them. I am also a makeup artist. I use my free time to improve my skills by glamming people’s appearances for different occasions.