Luke's January Update

Post by
emily king
February 2nd 2018

What a January!!!! It’s exactly the inspiring start we all need to kick off 2018. Please scan the below for a flavour of what we need to deliver for the next 11 months and thank you for giving things such a lift off for the New Year.



The milestone of reaching 2m children can only be a few months away. A typically great start for the education teams this year and brilliant to see we are back to full strength in Chiradzulu district in Malawi. Gareth’s report with summary stats of 2017 below!

January Education Report



Julie and her brilliant crew have vaccinated 10,220 dogs this month!!!! Amazing 244,301 dogs vaccinated in Goa to date! Check out her report below!

January Goa Report



Jo is currently hosting Prof Neil Sargison from Edinburgh as they push forward with the One Mission project and finish off the FAMACHA study.

We have picked up one dog with rabies in Blantyre city which is concerning – but the good news is that we think it is a dog from outside the area that has been brought in and the vaccination coverage in that area is very good. Anyone exposed has been vaccinated.



Amy and Paul led an amazing Mission Rabies vaccination drive in Tanzania with Mbwa Wa!!!! Please see the attached knockout report and thanks to Amy and Paul as well as Jens of course who have all been incredible to do such a great job again this year.

Tanzania Report

Other news

A sincere thanks to Dogs Trust Worldwide, the Marchig Trust, MSD Animal Health, CDC, University of Edinburgh, WSAVA, Rotary, The Olsen Trust and the Primrose Trust who give us the energy, support and fire to keep powering on.

Our International Director Kate worked her last day yesterday. Her input is going to missed but we all wish her well with her future plans.

Owen is also going to be sadly leaving us in March – which at least means we have a few more team karate sessions to make sure he remembers us in the future! Owen will still be in the zone and helping us out with events and projects in the future.

The A-Z of rabies is also nearing its final final version! Thanks to Amy and Emily for their outstanding work in crafting this and it’s going to be great to share it with you all next month!

Andy has got engaged!!!! This is January’s key team announcement and we wish him and Sarah the absolute best! True to form, he even managed to still send me some key stats reports all around the time this was going on!!!! Although I think he probably deserves the wedding day off ….. :>!

It’s a brilliant start to the year and as ever, loads to crack on with!!!!

LET’S GO!!!!!!!!