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The Philippines

© Grant Squibb, courtesy of UBS Optimus Foundation

The Philippines has 168 preventable rabies deaths each year, and spends a total of US$42,853,289 each year on rabies.* 

*Hampson et al. (2015) PLoS NTD


The End Rabies Now campaign has been launched to significantly raise the awareness of rabies as a global neglected disease that continues to take the lives of 59,000 people every year, particularly in impoverished areas of Asia and Africa. The campaign’s mission is to galvanise global support and resources, particularly from international institutions and world leaders, to end human deaths due to dog-transmitted rabies by 2030.

End Rabies Now campaign partners and supporters are lending their expertise and resources to the global fight against rabies. By showcasing a range of partners and supporters, the campaign highlights the progress being made towards rabies elimination across the world. As the African proverb proclaims: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

The campaign is coordinated by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), a leading non-profit organisation committed to eliminating human deaths from rabies and relieving the burden of the disease in animal populations, especially dogs. Through its networks, capacity building and outreach, GARC brings together experts and policy makers worldwide to collaborate on rabies elimination at the community, national, regional and global levels.

Thank you.

Many photographers graciously donated their images to help us illustrate the close relationship between dogs and humans around the world. We are extremely grateful for their contributions to the End Rabies Now campaign, and we encourage you to explore the rest of their work.

Other copyright acknowledgments: Alex Hewitt (Alexander McCall Smith); Grant Squibb, courtesy of UBS Optimus Foundation; UNFAO