This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R5406: Rabies in the Serengeti region,
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.