Luke's March 2019 Update!

Post by
emily king
April 1st 2019

What a winning month!  

The 2018 Annual Reviews are completed!Please have a read of the Mission Rabies and WVS reports to see an overview of last year's activities!


Headline update of power is below!!!!!!!!!



The figures in from the pilot education programme in Ghana showed we reached 14,000 children in 93 schools! Fantastic work! The total education figures for 2019 are currently at 80,818 children reached, with a grand total of 2.49 million children rabies educated since we started!

Gareth’s great report is below.

Education March 2019 Report



Praveen has sent through a great report on the truck work this month (please see below). Some fantastic small group training and 259 dogs neutered on the mobile outreach!

Truck March 2019 Report



Praveen’s Ranchi report showcases 2,025 vaccinations in Ranchi and some great rescue cases!



6,861 dogs vaccinated!!!! 3 rabid dogs picked up. Mission Rabies and the Hicks teams did an outstanding job at the Goa Carnival parade this year and it was a month with some big Holi celebrations in the middle! 

Congratulations to Duryodhan for being MR India employee of the month!!! He’s caught two dogs at the same time in his net 15 times since the start of January! I think he must have a bigger net than everyone else but I’m sure he’ll tell me different! Amazing work!

Goa March 2019 Report



Ilona has also sent in a knockout report this month as the Ooty ITC continues to go from strength to strength. I love the pictures of Sam powering on with the farriery work at Destiny Farm. Thanks hugely to the team driving the working equine work – promoting awareness and striving to increase the moral perception of owners towards their animals can have a massive impact. The integration of FMD and concurrent canine rabies vaccination on rural outreach projects with the Government vaccination teams is also a phenomenal initiative and Ilona’s idea to drive this on and make it work could be pivotal for the sustainability of ongoing rabies elimination campaigns. The economics of vaccinating dogs this way can transform current modelling of sending separate teams.  

Ooty March 2019 Report



Below is an update about the proposed dog cull at Chancellor College in Zomba and how Paul and Myson stepped in to prevent it. I think it’s a great story and brilliant work by the team – they also did all this on a Sunday morning which was quick thinking and saved the day as the cull team was lined up to go in there first thing on the Monday.

Zomba Chancellor College Report

Also, Dagmar’s report is below featuring the emergency rabies response at Cape Maclear and some fantastic rescues at the BSPCA. Go Frank!

Malawi March Report



Thanks to WSAVA Foundation, Afscan and with the invaluable support as ever from Dogs Trust, MSD Animal Health and The Marchig Trust – the Ghana report mentioned at the end of last month’s update is now available below. 

Ghana Report


Other news

We have a new member of staff joining the team this month. Tom is giving us a try as Head of Technology as we power forward all tech-based aspects of our work. Welcome to the team, Tom! 

Thanks to Andy and Gowri for presenting at the CVA and representing the charities, and also for hosting Jim Gorman from the New York Times who visited the project. Hopefully his article will say good things when it’s published!  

Thank you as ever to our sponsors and supporters – Dogs Trust, MSD Animal Health, The Marchig Trust, Rotary and the WSAVA Foundation to name but a few.

ROCK ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!