We all have something we promise ourselves we will do one day. A dream for the future that we strive towards, no matter how big or small. It could be travelling the world, learning a new language, or starting a family.
There may be barriers in the way but still we believe we will do it, somehow, and that dream can give us purpose even when times are hard.
Imagine a world where the barrier to your dreams is a disease that does not just take away hopes for the future, it takes away the joy of the present.
Rabies kills over 59,000 people every year. But the needless deaths are only part of the story.
Rabies disproportionally affects the poorest in society, people who already face countless challenges in their lives.
40% of those that die from rabies are children under the age of 15.Children that will never get to realise their potential and achieve their dreams. Leaving behind parents who will never get to see them grow up and have families of their own.
Rabies' effect on children is not just limited to those who catch it. If a child loses a parent to rabies it often means they have to give up school in order to work and support their family, robbing them of the education that could give them a brighter future.
But worse than the economic loss, it robs people of their future. The Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY's) are the number of years of potential life lost due to early death. For deaths from rabies this is over 3.7 million years every single year.
3.7 million years taken away by rabies. 3.7 million years of people's futures and dreams stolen. And the worst thing is it that this cruel disease can be prevented.
Rabies can be stopped, and the best solution is the most cost effective one.
99% of human cases of rabies come from dogs. By vaccinating stray and pet dogs in rabies hotspots we can take this threat away, protecting dogs and people.
Please pledge your support today and help end rabies for good.
We all have something we promise ourselves we will do one day. For people living in fear of rabies the one thing they want is for rabies to be gone.
Make today the day you help them become the Final Rabies Generation.
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