What is Mission Rabies?
In September 2013, we vaccinated 60,000 dogs in 30 days. But that was just the beginning…
Over 99% of cases of human rabies are caused by an infected dog bite. Once symptoms of the disease develop, it is always fatal.
Every year, millions of healthy dogs are inhumanely killed for fear of this deadly disease. However, this doesn’t halt the spread of rabies, which causes the deaths of around 61,000 people a year – the majority of which are children under 15.
Mission Rabies is going to change that.
Vaccinating dogs against rabies has been proven to stop the spread of the disease to people and saves the lives of humans and dogs.
Our aim is to eliminate rabies from the world by 2030. We launched the programme in the rabies hotspot of the world – India – where a third of all deaths are reported to occur. Click on the map, above, to learn more about our lifesaving work there!
Our work in India was just the beginning – all over the world people and animals are affected by this horrific disease, so in 2015 we are expanding our proven dog vaccination programme to other high rabies-risk countries in Asia and Africa; wiping out rabies at the source and saving lives.
Rabies is 100% preventable. Mission Rabies is working to prevent needless deaths from this devastating disease and we need you to be a part of it. Come with us on our journey.
Collaborations with IVSA
Through the work of our Standing Committee of One Health (SCOH), IVSA has been heavily involved with the event planning and management of Rabies Day events around the world. This collaboration with GARC (Global Alliance for Rabies Control) and Mission Rabies has been of significant importance in our yearly event calendar.