Maliki Musa is a field assistant with Rabies Free Tanzania based out of Arusha. Why is it important to eliminate rabies? In my role as a field assistant, I conduct household surveys and evaluate the validation of rabies free vaccination campaigns. It is important to eliminate rabies since it can cause immediate death to human […]
Ahmed Lugelo is a project manager for Rabies Free Tanzania. Why is it important to eliminate rabies? I have been working with the rabies project in the Mara region of northern Tanzania for more than six years. Rabies is a serious public health problem in the Mara region, with more than 2,500 animal bite victims being […]
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 […]
Kennedy Lushasi is a member of the Rabies Free Tanzania team. Kennedy is an epidemiologist who works on the Integrated Bite Case Management program. Kennedy is a doctoral student with the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Technology (one of our partners) and the Ifakara Health Institute. How long have you been working with Rabies Free […]
Dr. Imam Mzimbiri is the rabies project manager in Tanzania Where do you live? Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Why is it important to eliminate rabies? It is important to eliminate rabies because it’s a killer disease in humans, livestock, and wildlife in Tanzania. Have you known anyone who has died from rabies? Yes, I have known […]
WSU’s Rabies Free Africa launched the Rabies Hero campaign today to raise national awareness about potential disease outbreaks in animals as people miss routine veterinary care appointments during COVID-19.
The WSU Paul G. Allen School for Global Health is working with international partners to eliminate rabies as a cause of human suffering and death by 2030 as part of the “Zero by 30” campaign launched by the World Health Organization, World Organization for Animal Health, and the Food and Agriculture Organization. Rabies is one […]
John and Rachel Clark are driven to prevent rabies in Africa, a disease that kills tens of thousands of children worldwide each year. So driven, in fact, for the past two years they have packed up their now 4- and 8-year-old children to host canine rabies vaccination clinics in Malawi, East Africa, where John was born and raised.
“I saw an article about Rabies Free Africa in the HuffPost featuring Dr. Guy Palmer,” says John. “I sent a note to Rachel that said, ‘This is what I want to do!’”
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