While the human vaccine plays a vital part in the elimination of deaths from rabies, it is not enough to protect communities against rabies in its own right. We need to address the source of the problem.
Doctors dedicate themselves to one thing: saving lives.
They undergo years of study and training to be able to treat and care for their patients. And in most instance, they have the power to give people the best life possible. But when facing a victim of rabies, they're utterly powerless.
Imagine a world where the barrier to your dreams is a deadly disease that doesn't only take away hopes for the future, it takes away the joy of the present.
The completely preventable deaths caused by rabies are only part of the story, it steals so much for countless children worldwide every single year.
Question: your dad's been bitten by your rabid pet dog which is now threatening your entire village. You're eight. What do you do?
Answer: for Palin, this was his reality, but he knew the exact steps to take thanks to a life-saving lesson at school.
No matter how you feel about what we should and shouldn't learn at school, it is true that some lessons have a far bigger impact than others.
In countries like India and Malawi there is one lesson that is more important than any other.
How do you ensure every child knows the essential basics that can save their lives? One way is to add life-saving lessons into the mainstream education system in rabies endemic countries. It's why, with Mission Rabies' support, Governments around the world are adding rabies into the curriculum.
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