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The world is facing a crisis!

 

The number of people who have been affected by rabies has reached an estimated 59,000— 40% of whom are children living in Africa.

Rabies is a disease that can be life-altering and deadly, but it could also be prevented if we act now.

It's time to take action against rabies.
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), dogs are responsible for 76–94% of animal bites worldwide, resulting in tens of millions of injuries each year.

The fact that so many people are bitten by dogs each year is concerning enough—but what really makes this problem so urgent is that every single one of those bites could be fatal if left untreated. An estimated 59,000 people die annually from rabies, and bites from rabid dogs account for the vast majority of these deaths.

In 2015, the world called for action by setting the Zero by 30 goal with the aim of achieving zero human deaths from dog-mediated rabies by 2030.

Rabies is a deadly virus that attacks the central nervous system and ultimately causes death by paralysis. It's transmitted through the saliva of an infected animal, usually dogs or bats.

Rabies is 100% preventable through vaccination. Yet many countries do not have the resources to vaccinate dogs or enforce laws requiring them to be vaccinated against rabies. This leaves millions of people at risk of contracting the disease from animals that may roam freely through communities and bite humans without being contained or controlled.

 

That's why we need your help!

 

Your donation will go towards vaccinating stray and household dogs across Africa so that they don't transmit rabies to humans.

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