FOUR PAWS vaccinates 50,000 dogs and cats against rabies in myanmar

Pilot project #DontWaitVaccinate protects animals and humans from life-threatening infections

In the first two months after the project started, FOUR PAWS vaccinated 58,386 animals in 515 villages against rabies, one of the deadliest diseases in Myanmar.

A team of 40 people, including local and international veterinarians and partner organizations, made the pilot project of the mission successful. 

The heartbreaking reality behind the rabies epidemic in Myanmar

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Update June 2021

Almost 300,000 animals vaccinated! FOUR PAWS worked very closely with the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary department and local and international stakeholders in the development of the first National Plan on Rabies Elimination, which was adopted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.

Thanks to these efforts, a good basis has now been built for further development of successful anti-rabies activities in the country. We are happy to have laid the foundation for a successful anti-rabies program that will allow Myanmar to end rabies.

Update February 2020

We reached 200,965 vaccinated animals! 

Update November 2019

The teams hard work is really paying off, and now we can share our great achievement. The grand total from the beginning of the program since June 2019 reached 100,082 animals vaccinated! 

Update September 2018

In view of World Rabies Day on September 28th, FOUR PAWS is supporting Myanmar's plans to completely eradicate rabies by 2030.

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Solidarity against rabies

The Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department and volunteers of Blue Cross of India as well as local NGO “Mingalar Myanmar” supported FOUR PAWS’ mission.

FOUR PAWS trained local teams on sustainable rabies prevention, proper handling of strays and safe dog catching techniques. Visits to the affected communities and the FOUR PAWS public awareness campaign have already created a positive impact among the locals. 

The fight against rabies is a long-term one

Myanmar achieved a first important milestone in support of the WHO’s worldwide goal of stopping the transmission of rabies from dogs to humans by adopting its first National Plan on Rabies Elimination in Dogs. The successful implementation of the plan will require a long-term commitment from all stakeholders to achieve Myanmar’s goal of eradicating rabies once and for all by 2030.

According to the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department, an estimated four million dogs live in the country. Due to this large population, FOUR PAWS believes it's equally important to vaccinate, educate the public, and raise awareness about rabies: killing the infected animals is inhumane and not a long-term solution.