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Wipe out rabies in laikipia

Let Us Make Laikipia Kenya's First Rabies Free County!

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In Kenya, the majority of annual rabies-related deaths occur where vaccination programs are limited or non-existent, and where low income communities reside. The Laikipia Rabies Vaccination Campaign (LRVC) begun in 2015 by the Mpala Research Centre in order to provide real-time health benefits for these vulnerable communities, as well as domestic animals and wildlife. Last year’s campaign saw over 4, 000 dogs vaccinated as a result of support from various partners that included Bruce Ludwig, Laikipia Wildlife Forum, the County Government of Laikipia, and Ol Pejeta Conservancy among others.

In Laikipia, we know that there are significant numbers of undocumented rabies cases in domestic animals, wildlife and humans annually. Can the strategy of making Laikipia Kenya’s first rabies free county really work? YES, but only if Laikipians as well as County Government can work together to eradicate this deadly virus.

If we take informed steps, we can significantly minimise exposure to rabies and accomplish Kenya’s 2030 vision of being an entirely rabies free nation. We will however not be able to reach this goal without your help.

The 2017 LRVC plans to widen its scope and reach out to more people.  

The campaign will take place over the weekends in October and into November, if necessary. Our goal is to vaccinate over 5,000 dogs and cats during this period. The campaign will target approximately 20 communities bordering Mpala Research Centre as well as Ol Jogi, Segera, Ol Pejeta, Loisaba, Ol Lentille, Karisia/Tumaren, Naibunga, Lewa and Borana Conservancies.

Your support is crucial to our efforts. The 2017 LRVC is predicted to cost approximately Ksh 2M (USD $20, 000). The money will cover the costs of: Over 5000 Rabies vaccines, Transport, accommodation and meals for all LRVC staff and volunteers during the campaign and Production of rabies civic education material.

Vaccination of domestic animals is a critical step that we should all participate in for the protection of domestic animals, our already fragile wildlife population and most importantly, public health.

Together, we can eradicate rabies in Laikipia!In Kenya, the majority of annual rabies-related deaths occur where vaccination programs are limited or non-existent, and where low income communities reside. The Laikipia Rabies Vaccination Campaign (LRVC) begun in 2015 by the Mpala Research Centre in order to provide real-time health benefits for these vulnerable communities, as well as domestic animals and wildlife. Last year’s campaign saw over 4, 000 dogs vaccinated as a result of support from various partners that included Bruce Ludwig, Laikipia Wildlife Forum, the County Government of Laikipia, and Ol Pejeta Conservancy among others.

In Laikipia, we know that there are significant numbers of undocumented rabies cases in domestic animals, wildlife and humans annually. Can the strategy of making Laikipia Kenya’s first rabies free county really work? YES, but only if Laikipians as well as County Government can work together to eradicate this deadly virus.

If we take informed steps, we can significantly minimise exposure to rabies and accomplish Kenya’s 2030 vision of being an entirely rabies free nation. We will however not be able to reach this goal without your help.

The 2017 LRVC plans to widen its scope and reach out to more people.  

The campaign will take place over the weekends in October and into November, if necessary. Our goal is to vaccinate over 5,000 dogs and cats during this period. The campaign will target approximately 20 communities bordering Mpala Research Centre as well as Ol Jogi, Segera, Ol Pejeta, Loisaba, Ol Lentille, Karisia/Tumaren, Naibunga, Lewa and Borana Conservancies.

Your support is crucial to our efforts. The 2017 LRVC is predicted to cost approximately Ksh 2M (USD $20, 000). The money will cover the costs of: Over 5000 Rabies vaccines, Transport, accommodation and meals for all LRVC staff and volunteers during the campaign and Production of rabies civic education material.

Vaccination of domestic animals is a critical step that we should all participate in for the protection of domestic animals, our already fragile wildlife population and most importantly, public health.

Together, we can eradicate rabies in Laikipia!
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