Countdown to 2030 #RabiesChat
Rabies continues to kill an estimated 60,000 people worldwide every year despite being 100 per cent preventable through a simple, inexpensive canine vaccine. Giving this protection to just 70 per cent of dogs is enough to create “herd immunity” and stop dog-transmitted rabies.
On World Rabies Day, join a panel of international experts on Twitter as we discuss progress towards ending human deaths from rabies by 2030.
Taking your questions will be:
- Carel du Marchie Sarvaas, Executive Director, HealthforAnimals @Health4Animals
- Louise Taylor, Scientific Director, Global Alliance for Rabies Control @RabiesAlliance
- Sergio Recuenco-Cabrera, 2016 World Rabies Day award winner, @srecuenco
- Luke Gamble, CEO, Mission Rabies @LukeGamble
- Felix Lankester, project leader, Afya Serengeti Project @felixjlankester
- Kenneth Wameyo, honorary secretary, Kenya Veterinary Association @wameyokw
Hear from experts about:
- The current problem of rabies around the world;
- Success stories from canine vaccination programs;
- The benefits of knowledge-sharing across regions;
- The progress in ending human deaths from rabies by 2030.
To take part, simply tweet your questions using #rabieschat, and be sure to follow the hashtag for the live discussion. Follow @Health4Animals for more.
Join the conversation and let’s help reduce the number of deaths from rabies to zero by 2030!