Over 99% of human rabies cases are caused by an infected dog bite. Hundreds of thousands of dogs are killed every year to prevent the disease spreading but culling has proven not only to be inhumane but also ineffective. This programme aims to underline that mass vaccination of dogs is more humane and effective.
Mission Rabies team also distribute educational material and visit schools to teach children and adults how to understand dogs better so they can avoid dog bites and reduce the risk of rabies.
WHAT MISSION RABIES HAS ACHIEVED SO FAR:
vaccinated against rabies
2.4 million children
have been reached via the education programme