Malawi is among the world's hotspots for rabies and this vicious disease poses a huge burden to the country.
Blantyre, the commercial capital in the south of Malawi, is the city where a single hospital reported the highest number of child rabies deaths anywhere in Africa.
We are going to make it the lowest.
Together with our partner charity, the Blantyre SPCA, we launched our Malawi campaign in May 2015 and vaccinated more than 35,000 dogs in just 20 days, achieving a vaccination coverage of 70% across the dog population of Blantyre.
2016 saw the expansion of Mission Rabies Malawi into 2 neighbouring districts, Zomba and Chiradzulu.
The final 2016 numbers came in, 90,079 dogs in one year across the most challenging terrain yet, we were flying!
We are all about synergistic partnerships at Mission Rabies, here is how we are collaborating with other organisations in Malawi:
2017 was a successful year for Mission Rabies in Malawi.
This year we will send our Mission Rabies teams to Blantyre and the lake districts again to ensure that the vaccination coverage maintains over 70% in the dog populations.
For more information about how to get involved with our projects click here.
Blantyre SPCA is a non-profit organisation that rescues and rehomes dogs and cats, and offers vaccinations and sterilization to stray animals or those from low-income households.
Some of their other activities include providing veterinary care to sick and injured animals, working with police to prevent illegal animal vending, animal welfare lobbying and education of the general public about animal care.
Dogs Trust, WVS, Davies Veterinary Specialists, Henry Schein Cares Foundation Fitzpatrick Referrals, BSAVA, Commonwealth Veterinary Association, WSAVA, CDC, University of Edinburgh Technik Technology, Vipex, WTG, Pet Air, Mayhew International, BCF Technology, Centaur Services, AGM Telematics, AST, Daray Medical, Medimark Scientific, MSD Animal Health, Starleaf, University of Bristol, W&H, ABC India, A1 Animals Come First, Humane Animal Society, Animal Rescue Kerala, International Animal Rescue, Just be Friendly, IPAN, TOLFA, Indian Veterinary Association, AWBI, APCRI, VSPCA, Vets for Animals, iSAW, CARE, tiffinbox and IVSA.