STOP RABIES Interational is a newly formalised organisation with this focus on rabies specifically- with one aim, eliminate dog bite transmitted rabies through a research driven One Health approach. We are on the cupst of the WHOs mass global Rabies elimiation campaign which aims to eraddicate rabies by 2030. There are fundamental human health, poltical and animal welfare aspects which need to be address to reach this elimination target.
Over 99% of human rabies cases are caused by an infected dog bite. Once symptoms of the disease develop, it is almost always fatal and this has caused governments around the world to provided post-exposure treatment free of charge. Despite the fear and stigma around rabies the number of deaths is proptionaltely very small compared to ther NTDs (Negelcted Tropical Diseases) however the huge burden of cost fo rabies control (over 99%) comes from the treatment of dog bite victims not actually those infected with rabies. It is this aspect which SRI is lobbying to highlight that even after rabies elimiation the fundamental public health, animal welfare and government cost issues will not reduce.
This is a great opportunity for anyone with a passion for animals and Pubilc Health and wishes to get involved in a rapdily expanding organisation who is going to be driving forward new methods, running campaigns through partners and will be taking a larger and larger role in the rabies debate over the next few years. This role will be to assist in developing parternships, securing and allocating funding for projects around the world, developoing SRI online presence and social media account as well as the overall development of the organisation. This is a position which requries 2-3 hours a day with only weekly meetings at the Royal Society of Medicine in Bond Street as well as leasing with different board members and parterns in different counrties. This role is idea for a self-starter, high-motivated indvidual who has a driven-passion for effecting change and whom has long term stratgic vision.