Vaccination of dogs is central to saving lives from rabies, as explained by the Global Technical Director responsible for the MSD Animal Health small animal vaccines:
“Controlling rabies is vital to the health of the whole community. By vaccinating domestic dogs in developing nations, such as India, Sri Lanka and in Africa we help protect the human, domestic dog and wildlife populations. We believe that every community should be free of rabies. It’s a goal worth aspiring to.”
Making a world of a difference. Together
MSD Animal Health proudly supports rabies elimination programmes through the donation of its canine rabies vaccine. By vaccinating pets in practice, vets can help save the lives of both dogs and humans in communities where rabies continues to pose a risk to life. Each year around 60,000 people across the globe die from rabies, many of them children. Yet rabies is 100 percent preventable. MSD Animal Health has donated over 3 million rabies vaccines so far. Visit the AFYA website to find out more.
Image credits: Anna Czupryna (Banner, Boy and dog), Mission Rabies (vaccinating dogs), Marta Nowak (Hands, Lower)