Luke's April Update

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emily king

May 3rd 2018

Please find April’s update of awesomeness. 


We’ve beaten the target set for end of June by a month!!! We have passed the landmark of 1million children being rabies educated in Malawi. Congratulations to the incredible team that have made this possible. Please read Gareth’s education report below.

Education Report



We’re now running a rabies education programme, rabies response squad and supporting the amazing sterilisation/vaccination work conducted by Praveen and his team at HOPE Animal Rescue. 10,432 people educated this month!!! An excellent report below.

Ranchi Report



Another landmark event. Sincere thanks to Dr Ryan Wallace from the CDC in leading and collaboratively running with Mission Rabies, the first SARE rabies workshop in India. This was a Government level event which outlined the Stepwise Approach for Rabies Elimination in the State. Please read Andy’s brilliant report and the outstanding progress of the Goa team and all they have achieved. Thanks to the outstanding MR/WVS team in facilitating and driving this – particularly Andy, Fred, Dr Gowri, Dr Murugan, Julie, Karlette and of course Nigel who works tirelessly behind the scenes making it all happen.


Over 30,000 dogs vaccinated so far this year!!!!! Congratulations to Rajesh and Sunita on their wedding day (great picture in the report!!). An amazing month with over 4,500 dogs vaccinated and our hand catching teams working well. I love the fact two dogs were rescued with plastic buckets stuck over the heads! Rescue and recycling.

Goa Report



A double blast of reports this month, the first week of the city vaccination campaign has gone great and Jo has summarised the activities in the document below. Dagmar has also taken a cracking team of volunteers and staff to do an outreach programme in a very poor rural area by the lake. A sincere thanks as ever for the guidance and support of Dr Patrick Chikungwa and the DAHLD without whom this would not be possible.

Blantyre Report

Lake Outreach Report


Other news

Our Annual report is finished!!! It is available to download from our resources page. I felt a huge surge of pride reading it and knowing I am part of such an awesome team that has achieved so much. I love the fact we all want to keep powering things up – it’s the only way to be!!!

I can’t believe it’s May. This is the another month for us to smash all previous records for treatments and animals helped for the fifth consecutive time in 2018 – ROCK ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Very best,