Rabies Free Africa | Clinic Toolkit

Clinic Toolkit Online Resources

Welcome to the Rabies Free Africa Veterinary Clinic Tool Kit. Your clinic is a valued partner in the effort to eliminate rabies as a worldwide public health concern. We are looking forward to working with you. If your clinic has any questions about how to promote this program at your office, contact Christie Cotterill at 206-219-2402 or rabiesfreeafrica@wsu.edu.


Clinic Tool Kit Print Order Form


Print Tool Kit

Below are printed materials available for posting in your clinic or to provide for clients. To order any of the printed materials, fill in the form above and click on the submit button.

Rabies Article

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Size: 8.5"x11" (PDF)

Rabies FAQ

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Size: 8.5"x11" (PDF)


Digital Resources

Download the images below to use on digital screens or on your website. We encourage our clinic partners to add one of the sponsor badges to their website and link to rabiesfreeafrica.org.

Rabies Global Impact

Eliminate Rabies Campaign - 2017 Global Impact

PDF File

 

Digital Screen Graphic

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Specs: 1920x1080, RGB, 96DPI (JPG)

Sponsor Badge 1

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ZIP File

 

Sponsor Badge 2

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Financial Support

Financial contributions to the Rabies Free Africa can be made online or through the mail. Veterinary partners can choose to make donations on a monthly, quarterly, bi-annual or annual basis. All donations go to the WSU Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The IRS tax identification number for the Foundation is 91-1075542.

To make an online donation, visit the WSU Foundation website.
 
To make a gift by mail, make the check payable to the WSU Foundation. Include the Rabies Free Africa donation card or another indication that it is for this program and send it to:
Development and Alumni Relations
WSU College of Veterinary Medicine
PO  Box 647010
Pullman, WA 99164-7010

YouTube Video

Below are links to several videos about the program.

Together We Can Eliminate Rabies featuring Dr. Guy Palmer
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8f9DYErLIo)

Strengthening Health Systems Through Action on Rabies Elimination featuring Dr. Thumbi Mwangi
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uk-lgA5kIc&t=23s)

Misconceptions About Rabies featuring Dr. Thumbi Mwangi
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VtUTUpLZac&t=98s)

360 Video: Vaccinating Dogs to Eliminate Rabies featuring Dr. Guy Palmer
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmixtOy96Hg)


Social Media

Below are suggested posts to use on social media. We will strive to send regular updates with new information that can be included within your social media communication plan.

To find the social media accounts for the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine and the Allen School visit the links below.

Facebook

WSU College of Veterinary Medicine (https://www.facebook.com/WSUVetMed/?ref=br_rs)

Twitter

WSU College of Veterinary Medicine (https://twitter.com/WSUvetmed)

WSU Global Health (https://twitter.com/WSUGlobalHealth)

Instagram

WSU College of Veterinary Medicine (https://www.instagram.com/wsuvetmed/)


Social Media Imagery Available for Use

 

Suggested Text for Facebook Posts (#EndRabies)

Our partners at WSU vaccinated over 260,000 dogs in Kenya and Tanzania last year. Plus any cats they came across! Kids bring their dogs, sometimes from miles away, as many of them have personally witnessed the devastating effects rabies has on people and animals. We are proud to support the effort to eliminate human and animal death from rabies in East Africa. To learn more visit www.rabiesfreeafrica.org. #endrabies

Rabies is easily preventable with regular dog vaccinations. Together with Rabies Free Africa, we are working to eliminate rabies in Africa, India, and other parts of Asia where 99 percent of rabies cases are found. Learn what you can do at www.rabiesfreeafrica.org #EndRabies #AllenSchool #WSU #rabies

We are proud to have partnered with Rabies Free Africa to eliminate rabies worldwide. Learn how you can help at www.rabiesfreeafrica.org #EndRabies #AllenSchool #WSU #rabies

Rabies is the deadliest zoonotic disease on the planet. Each year more than 59,000 people die from rabies. One-half of deaths are children under the age of 16. Learn how you can help at www.rabiesfreeafrica.org #EndRabies #AllenSchool #WSU #rabies

A big challenge in eliminating human rabies in rural communities is keeping the vaccine cold. Rabies Free Africa researcher, Dr. Felix Lankester, discovered that the vaccine is more thermal tolerant than previously thought. This research is exciting as programs can now be created to reach people in very remote communities with limited access to health care. We are proud to support this program. www.rabiesfreeafrica.org #EndRabies #ZeroBy30

Eliminating human death from rabies will only happen when we all work together. Rabies Free Kenya program, Dr. Thumbi Mwangi, works with the Kenyan government to design a program that emphasizes vaccinating dogs, creates access to treatment for people who were bitten, and a health surveillance system so future resources can be best deployed. www.rabiesfreeafrica.org #EndRabies #ZeroBy30

Suggested Text for Twitter Posts (#EndRabies)

Our partners @WSUGlobalHealth vaccinated over 260,000 dogs in Kenya and Tanzania last year. Kids bring dogs, sometimes from miles away, as many of them have personally witnessed the devastating effects of rabies. Join us in the cause at www.rabiesfreeafrica.org. #endrabies 

We partner with Rabies Free Africa to eliminate rabies worldwide. Learn more at www.rabiesfreeafrica.org #EndRabies #AllenSchool #WSU #rabies

70% of dogs in a community need vaccines to stop rabies. @WSUGlobalHealth #rabies team does this in Africa. Proud to be a partner with www.RabiesFreeAfrica.org #EndRabies

“Thermotolerant rabies vaccine is a game changer as we can leverage local resources.” @felixjlankester #EndRabies #ZeroBy30 @WSUGlobalHealth www.rabiesfreeafrica.org

$100 for rabies bite treatment when you make $2/day? More cost effective to vaccinate dogs! Important work. #EndRabies! #ZeroBy30 #WSUGlobalHealth rabiesfreeafrica.org

Suggested Text for Instagram Posts (#EndRabies)

We partner with Rabies Free Africa to eliminate rabies worldwide. Learn more at www.rabiesfreeafrica.org #EndRabies #AllenSchool #WSU #rabies

Each year more than 60,000 people die of rabies; more than half are children under 16. Learn more at www.rabiesfreeafrica.org #EndRabies #AllenSchool #WSU #rabies

Please join us in our efforts to eliminate rabies worldwide. Visit www.rabiesfreeafrica.org. #EndRabies #AllenSchool #WSU #rabies


Online Articles

Below are links to articles written about the program or by faculty about research discoveries.

Pet Life Radio: Dr. Courtney Show (podcast): Mission Rabies- Saving Lives One Vaccine at a Time: Podcast (Audio file)
(http://www.podtunecast.com/DrCourtneyShow_016_ThumbiMwangi.mp3)

How to end human deaths from rabies: lessons from Kenya by Dr. Thumbi Mwangi
(https://theconversation.com/how-to-end-human-deaths-from-rabies-lessons-from-kenya-84726)

The View from the Frontline of Rabies Eradication
(https://www.healthforanimals.org/resources-and-events/resources/newsletter-repository/4-world-rabies-day.html?q=10)

Thermotolerant Vaccines: A Game Changer?
(https://rabiesalliance.org/resource/thermotolerant-vaccines-game-changer)

Rabies Kills 189 People Every Day. Here’s Why You Never Hear About It.
(https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rabies-neglected-tropical-diseases_us_58bd9d8ce4b09ab537d558fc)

Rabies Just Can’t Get Any Respect by Dr. Thumbi Mwangi
(https://www.huffingtonpost.com/aspen-new-voices-fellowship/rabies-just-cant-get-any_b_9609168.html)


Guest Blog Post from Guy Palmer

Together We Can Eliminate Rabies by Guy Palmer

The most deadly zoonotic disease on our planet is one we rarely hear about people dying from in the United States. Each year more than 60,000 people die from rabies worldwide and about half of those deaths are children under the age of 16. Rabies Free Africa is working with veterinary clinics and global partners to reduce that number to zero by 2030.

Rabies is easily preventable with regular dog vaccinations. But today, in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia where the death rates are the highest, there is no reliable system to get vaccinations to where they are needed most. In rural Africa, the cost is too much for many families or there is no electricity needed to store the vaccines. When I am in Africa working with our vaccination team, I see firsthand how important vaccination is to dog owners. Although they may not be able to pay in cash for the vaccine, they will walk many miles just to be able have their dog vaccinated.

Together with our global partners* the Allen School is already making a difference. Rabies is preventable in Africa and Asia when 70% of dogs are vaccinated regularly. Rabies Free Africa, currently in Kenya and Tanzania, focus on scientific research and in-country program development to enable more communities to be reached with vaccination campaigns in the most cost effective manner.

But to achieve that goal and expand our reach outside of Kenya and Tanzania, we need your help. We are partnering with veterinary clinics around the country because together we can do more than we could do alone. Your $10 gift will vaccinate a child's dog. A gift of any amount will move us closer to a world where no child dies from canine rabies.

Together we can make a difference. Your $10 gift will vaccinate a child's dog. A gift of any amount will move us closer to a world where no child dies from canine rabies.

RabiesFreeAfrica.org

* We work with partners around the world including the Global Alliance for Rabies Control as an umbrella organization, the World Health Organization, the World Organisation for Animal Health, and the Food and Agriculture Organization.  Our research in Tanzania is in cooperation with the Serengeti Health Initiative and the University of Glasgow. Our research in Kenya is in cooperation with the Kenya Zoonotic Disease Unit.


Join Us to Eliminate Rabies Worldwide

By partnering with Rabies Free Africa, our clinic is working to put an end to rabies deaths.  Although rabies is under control in developed countries, it still kills roughly 60,000 each year in Africa and Asia.  About half of those deaths are children.  

We have formed this partnership so that together with our clients we can make a global impact – one that will save the lives of dogs and the people who care for them. And, by working with Rabies Free Africa, we are already making a difference. The program in east Africa vaccinates hundreds of dogs each day.

By 2030, the goal is to reduce the number of human deaths to zero. We believe that together with our clients and other veterinary clinics across the state, we can help move closer to that goal.

Please join us in the effort to eliminate rabies worldwide. A $10 gift will vaccinate a child's dog from rabies and distemper, another major cause of mortality in young dogs. A gift of any amount will move us closer to a world where no child or dog dies from rabies. Together we can end rabies deaths.

Rabies Free Africa