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Description:Created in 2010 by Kelly Crowdis, D.V.M., of the Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM), this photograph depicts a young child holding her puppy, as she waited in line at a government-run canine rabies vaccination clinic. Due to supply shortages, and a lack of resources, canine rabies vaccination campaigns are held only every several years. In Haiti, vaccination is the primary component of the country’s rabies control program.
Until recently, finding post exposure vaccine, and trying to get the dog tested has always been difficult. Thanks to increased cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture (MARNDR) and the Ministry of Public Health (MSPP), and fostered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is a more reliable system in place to make vaccine available for bite victims, and to accurately test animals. Increasing rabies awareness through education, reliable testing, and post exposure treatment is already a reality in several parts of Haiti because of a collaborative CDC/MARNDR/MSPP rabies surveillance program. CVM is excited to invest their support along with CDC to bolster and expand the work of MARNDR and MSPP to control and ultimately eliminate rabies in Haiti. (See links below)
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Kelly Crowdis, D.V.M., of the Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM)
Creation Date:2010
Photo Credit:Kelly Crowdis, D.V.M., of the Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM)
Links:Christian Veterinary Mission – Dr. Kelly Crowdis, Serving in Haiti, "S.U.S.T.A.I.N. Haiti"
CDC – Global Health; Global Health – Stories: Moving Haiti Closer to Rabies Control
CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP); Rabies
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