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.
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.
In 2016, we vaccinated 3,924 dogs achieving a 70% coverage!
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. Next year we hope to build on this and open the programme up to volunteers so that we can continue this amazing programme.
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.
Goa Mega Vaccination Drive
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