PHFI/RCZI Advocates for One Health approach to Cost Effectively Control Rabies

Rabies claims more than 59,000 lives around the world every year. Over 20,000 of these deaths take place in India, where most victims are children in rural areas and people from marginalised sections of society. Canine vaccination is a possible solution with potential to curb rabies transmission to humans. It has worked remarkably in settings like the United States and Great Britain, where it helped eliminate canine rabies. In Western Europe, South America and regions of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, it has helped control rabies significantly. However, in India it has not gained traction.
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Developing a Programmatic Understanding of Rabies

Rabies, has been classified as a neglected disease by WHO and is acknowledged as a priority disease by multiple national and international agencies, including PHFI/RCZI. However, despite the increased priority.

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RCZI Conducts Workshop on Research Prioritisation in Indonesia

As a follow-up to the South Africa workshop on research prioritisation, RCZI was invited to facilitate a joint international workshop on the setting of research priorities in zoonoses prevention and control at the Universitas Gadjah Mada.

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RCZI Team Pledges Support to Zoonoses on World Zoonoses Day

World Zoonoses Day that falls on July 6, 2016 is a unique opportunity to talk about this much neglected area of public health. While most of the attention is garnered by emerging Zoonoses with potential for global threat.

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In recent decades, emerging diseases have cast a wide net of fear with new infections breaking into human populations.

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