Anti – Rabies Vaccination Campaign
Sneha’s Care started its “Anti-Rabies Vaccination” program in Lalitpur Metropolitan City with the slogan “Rabies Free Lalitpur” intending to vaccinate more than 10000 community dogs against rabies. Anti – Rabies Vaccination program will be conducted in all 29 wards of Lalitpur Metropolitan City. The campaign was officially inaugurated by Honorable Chiri Babu Maharjan, mayor of Lalitpur Metropolitan City on 17 August 2021 at Patan Durbar Square, Lalitpur.
World Rabies Day 2021
Sneha’s Care recognizes World Rabies Day in 2021 as an opportunity to come together as a community, helping individuals, civil society, and governments to connect and share each other’s work. Starting with Lalitpur Metropolitan City, we sought to expand vaccination campaigns throughout Nepal. Sneha’s Care, along with different stakeholders, celebrated and participated in the interaction program organized by Nepal’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Veterinary Hospital, and Livestock Service Expert Center (Lagankhel, Lalitpur), Epidemiology & Disease Control Division (Teku, Kathmandu) and Kathmandu Metropolitan City Office of Municipal Executive, Health Department, Department of Livestock Services on September 28, 2021, under the theme “RABIES: FACTS, NOT FEAR.”
Founder of Sneha’s Care, Sneha Shrestha advocated for the inclusion of anti-rabies vaccination campaigns and programs for animal care in the government’s annual plans, policies, and budget during the event. She also proposed that anti-rabies vaccine production be expanded so that we could continue working. Shrestha further added that organizations working for animal welfare should collaborate to achieve ZERO cases of rabies by 2030.
We were able to successfully vaccinate community dogs in many places of Lalitpur Metropolitan City in coordination and cooperation with local government bodies (ward and municipalities).Since rabies is a deadly virus-based disease that may infect humans through bites from infected animals, getting vaccinated against it is not only necessary but also crucial for preventing the disease’s spread and ensuring everyone’s safety.
Did you know? When symptoms begin to appear and treatment is not sought, death from respiratory failure is almost always inevitable. Therefore, prevention is crucial.
Did you know? Early rabies symptoms frequently include behavioral changes; the animal may show signs of anxiety, aggression, or friendliness that are unusual. Let’s work together to make the “Anti-Rabies Vaccination” campaign a grand success.
Rabies virus is spread by contact with the saliva of an infected animal. The disease is typically spread via a bite wound, although it has also been found to spread through a scratch or an already existing open wound.
Together We Can Prevent Rabies!
𝗪𝗢𝗥𝗟𝗗 𝗥𝗔𝗕𝗜𝗘𝗦 𝗗𝗔𝗬 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮:𝗢𝗡𝗘 𝗛𝗘𝗔𝗟𝗧𝗛 𝗭𝗘𝗥𝗢 𝗗𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗛𝗦
“One health zero deaths” was the theme for World Rabies Day 2022. World Rabies Day 2022 was celebrated worldwide on the 28th of September. We celebrated this day by campaigning for the anti-rabies vaccination from 27th September to 29th September. Community dogs from ward no. 6,7 and 8 of the Lalitpur Metropolitan City were vaccinated. We are actively working in this anti-rabies vaccination campaign for a long period of time to eliminate the cases of rabies in upcoming days.