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Tanzania

Overview

Following the death of a child from rabies in Maji ya Chai ward of northern Tanzania in 2015 Mission Rabies partnered with local charity Mbwa wa Africa to conduct a mass canine vaccination campaign in January 2016.

2016

  • Five teams vaccinated over 3,900 dogs in Maji ya Chai ward and neighbouring Usa River ward over two weeks.
  • As well as holding static vaccination points the teams heroically walked between 10 to 20Km a day, often through fields, to reach every house in the dispersed rural area.
  • Alongside our vaccination work we ran an education programme in local schools and communities.
  • The importance of our work was emphasised through our team confirming 3 dog rabies cases whilst we were there. Over the next few years we will continue vaccinating here so that we can make this region rabies free.
  • We were lucky enough to have members of our permanent Malawian team help us in Tanzania, providing help and support. The project was truly international with people from over 5 different countries participating in the very first Mission Rabies campaign in Tanzania.

In 2016, we vaccinated 3,924 dogs achieving a 70% coverage!

2017

  • Building on the success of the 2016 campain, we expanded our vaccination campaign to cover an additional ward, Songoro.
  • 8 teams worked extremely hard during the 2 week vacination campaign, with our local team volunteering to do an extra days work so we could complete the areas.
  • All of this hard work was rewarded with the final totals showing 4,575 dogs vaccinated achieving a 75% coverage!

2018

For the 3rd year our teams went to Tanzania again to run a vaccination drive.

  • In January 2018 international volunteers joined us once again on our campaign, targeting over 70% vaccination coverage in Maji ya Chai, Usa River and Songoro wards. They were successful and vaccinated 4,789 dogs in just two weeks.

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Our partner charity
Mbwa wa Africa

Mbwa Wa Africa

Founded by Sandra Kliegelhoefer with the support her husband, Jens Fissenebert in 2013, Mbwa wa Africa is a non-profit organisation based in Usa River, Tanzania. They are a registered charity in Scotland with the registration No. SC 045521.

After realizing the growing demand to care for dogs in their community, Sandra and Jens established Mbwa Wa Africa, a no-kill animal rescue shelter that focused on caring for animals and finding them adoptive homes. Further demand by residents of the region led them to also establish a boarding kennel to care for animals while their owners were away.

In 2015 the project was extended by rabies vaccination campaigns, spay / neuter clinics and the first animal welfare class was held at a local primary school.

Partners

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.

Dogs TrustMSD Animal HealthWorldwide Veterinary ServiceWSAVAAFSCANHenry Schein Cares FoundationClinician's BriefDavies Vet SpecialistsFitzpatrick ReferralsBSAVACommonwealth Veterinary AssociationTechnikVipexPet AirMayhew InternationalBCF TechnologyAGM TelematicsASTCentaurDaray MedicalMedimark ScientificStarLeafUniversity of BristolW&HSecurosHumane Animal SocietyABC IndiaArkA1 Animals Come FirstJBFIPANTOLFAIARIndian Veterinary AssociationAnimal Welfare Board of IndiaAPCRIVSPCACAREWAGPeople for Animals GoaPeople for AnimalsiSAWVets for AnimalsKottayam Nature SocietyBlue CrossMother's HeartTiffinboxCVSCDCBSPCAMbwa Wa AfricaIVSADogstar FoundationUniversity of Edinburgh

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