Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) - One Health Commission

Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC)

1.    Organization Name:  Global Alliance for Rabies Control


2.    Narrative Description:


The Global Alliance for Rabies Control is the leading non-profit in the field of rabies control. It was formed in 2007 by leading rabies experts from the fields of veterinary sciences, epidemiology, and human medicine. It aims to increase awareness of the continuing threat of rabies around the world. It promotes education about rabies, supports rabies control projects to demonstrate how the impact of this disease can be lessened and advocates at an international level for increased resources for rabies prevention and control.

GARC’s field projects support a community-based integrated approach of education, vaccination diagnosis and surveillance activities in Chad, Indonesia, Philippines and Tanzania. 

 GARC created the Partners for Rabies Prevention (PRP), a group to unite leading public-private rabies control stakeholders for the first time, and leads the “research to policy” debate. The PRP is supported by all the major institutions involved in rabies control including the CDC, WHO, PAHO, UNFAO, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as all the major pharmaceutical vaccine manufacturers and veterinary and animal welfare non-governmental organizations.

 GARC also created and coordinates World Rabies Day (WRD), and September 28th 2012 marked the sixth anniversary of WRD. WRD events are held in all sectors, from ministries of health and agriculture to veterinary college and local groups, in countries across the world.

GARC's mission is to eliminate human deaths from rabies and relieve the burden of rabies in animal populations, especially dogs, through global awareness, national and international advocacy, improved diagnostic and surveillance tools, and community-led programs.


3.    Type of Organization:  Private, Non-Profit Organization


4.    Scope:


  Global. GARC's main focus is on countries in Asia and Africa where rabies is still a major public health issue


5.    Primary Funders:


Foundations and support from partner organizations.


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7.    Partners and Key Collaborators:


 Public and private organisations, academia, government agencies, health and development agencies, pharmaceutical companies, international research institutes, universities, transnational authorities, and local communities in target countries.



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