Controlling the threat of rabies. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Summary for Project title: R5406: Rabies in the Serengeti region, Tanzania.

In Tanzania, vaccinating domestic dogs has proved to be a very effective way of fighting rabies— because they are the major reservoir for the disease. In fact, in areas where trials have been run, they slashed both the number of cases of rabies in dogs and the number of dog bites by more than 90%. Currently rabies badly affects the poor in rural and semi-urban areas, causing illness, death and livestock losses. The poor, for example, can least afford treatment and so are most likely to develop the disease once they have been bitten. Children are also particularly vulnerable to rabies, and are most likely to die from the disease if they develop it.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts on Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (18 pp.) taken from the CD.


AHP03, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 63.

Published 1 January 2007