Published on June 28, 2018 by

Models to support policy to improve rabies prevention and guide elimination

Rabies has until very recently been very much a neglected disease, with thousands of deaths occurring every year in low- and middle-income countries. But recent in-country prioritization exercises have highlighted that rabies is a priority for countries like Kenya. By modelling the different tools that can be applied to help us to reach the target to eliminate human deaths from dog-mediated rabies by the year 2030.What this shows us for now is that we need to use both human and animal vaccines more effectively to deliver on this possibility.