Thursday, April 28, 2016
TULSA, OKLAHOMA—In partnership with Mission Rabies, leading veterinary publisher Brief Media—publisher of Clinician's Brief and Veterinary Team Brief—is sending veterinarians and volunteers to Blantyre, Malawi, where they will provide rabies vaccinations and engage local communities in rabies-prevention education. Global animal health company Merial has sponsored several volunteers to travel to Malawi with Brief Media for the vaccine drive, which will take place from April 30 to May 13. Mission Rabies will also hold a vaccine drive in Malawi from May 13 to May 28.
"Brief Media was founded on the ideal of creating informative, novel content for the veterinary community in the effort to deliver health and well-being to companion animals,” says Elizabeth Green, Brief Media President. “Now, leveraging the rich knowledge and extraordinary skills of veterinary professionals, we are honored to save human lives as well as the lives of pets. This partnership and vaccine drive truly embodies Brief Media’s mission of creating a better veterinary world.”
This deadly disease kills on a daily basis—with 99% of human cases occurring as the result of dog bites. Children, particularly children from poor and marginal communities, are overrepresented.