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Well done to Mission Rabies on the completion of a landmark project in Ghana!

Published: 4/15/2019

Its success creates a blueprint for rabies elimination in West Africa... Mission Rabies, a charity supported by the WSAVA and our charitable Foundation, has successfully completed the first district-wide mass dog vaccination campaign in Ghana, demonstrating a proof of concept strategy that could be scaled to make Ghana the first rabies-free country in West Africa. During the two-week campaign in February, the Mission Rabies team vaccinated more than 4,000 dogs.

Emeritus Professor Michael Day, WSAVA Honorary Treasurer and Mission Rabies Trustee, says: “One of the key pillars of WSAVA activity is our contribution to the global campaign for elimination of canine rabies, which is led by the WSAVA Foundation, the One Health Committee and our AFSCAN initiative.  Over several years, our Foundation has provided financial support for Mission Rabies and we were particularly delighted to partner with the charity on this valuable and very successful project in Ghana.”

Read the press release.