The WSAVA’s Foundation aims to improve global companion animal care by means of science and education. Led by WSAVA Past President, Dr Gabriel Varga, it funds scientific and educational activities for the benefit of practicing veterinarians around the world. Its key project is the African Small and Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN), a ground-breaking initiative to support companion animal veterinarians in Africa and to advance the profession in a sustainable way. It is achieving its goal by:
- Supporting the creation of small animal veterinary associations (SAVAs) in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Offering grant funding for specific veterinary projects and establishing links between African veterinary researchers and those in institutions in American or European countries.
- Providing CE for veterinarians and other veterinary professionals in sub-Saharan Africa
- Increasing support for rabies control projects in Africa in collaboration with UK-based charity Mission Rabies.
The WSAVA Foundation holds an annual fundraiser, a 5 km ‘Fun(d)’ run’, which takes place during WSAVA World Congress. Funds raised go to support the AFSCAN project and, in particular, its work with Mission Rabies to fight rabies in Africa.
For more information on the WSAVA Foundation's past and current work, see their website.
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