Rabies is a viral disease that is often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal.
Dogs have been proven to be the main rabies carriers here in Malawi as such most human deaths occur after a bite from an unvaccinated dog, a majority of them being children below the age of 15.
Fortunately through active vaccinations in both dogs and humans we stand a chance of eradicating this deadly disease.
As part of the World Rabies Day which takes place every year on September 28, LSPCA join hundreds of thousands of people across the world to unite in Rabies prevention through a month long rabies vaccination campaign in Lilongwe and the surrounding areas.
We work hand in hand with the Lilongwe City Assembly and the Ministry of Agriculture vaccinating as many dogs and cats as possible, all free of charge.
Members of the newly established Wildlife Multi-Agency taskforce have stressed the need to enhance information sharing among its members if it is to achieve successful prosecution of wildlife crime.
The remarks were made during the first Multi-Agency Taskforce meeting which was held on 9 May in Lilongwe. Read more