Rabies is one of the world’s most deadly and feared diseases.
Rabies is an infectious viral disease which is endemic in Sri Lanka. Once an animal or human develops symptoms, death is inevitable. But, it does not have to be this way; a rabies vaccination can save a life.
Mass Rabies Vaccination Programs
The World Health Organisation (WHO) advises that mass canine vaccination programs are the most effective measure for eradicating rabies. Vaccinating 70% of the dogs in an area is necessary to control the disease in both humans and dogs.
Mission Rabies Sri Lanka
Dogstar Foundation is working in partnership with Mission Rabies in Sri Lanka to do just that! Using the Mission Rabies App on a smartphone, we record the GPS location of every rabies vaccination given, as well as the dog’s gender, sterilization-status and body condition before marking the dog with a temporary paint marker. This work allows us to conduct scientific evidence-based re-sight surveys to ensure our programs achieve the desired coverage. During the 2015 and 2016 mass vaccination program in Negombo, we vaccinated over 12000 dogs achieving 77% immunization coverage.
Volunteer with our field team
Want to join our teams fight against this deadly disease by taking part in Mission Rabies Sri Lanka 2017?