Lancet Infectious Diseases
Jan 2019 Volume 19 Number 1p1-112, e1-e38
The potential effect of improved provision of rabies post-exposure prophylaxis in Gavi-eligible countries: a modelling study
WHO Rabies Modelling Consortium
Tens of thousands of people die from dog-mediated rabies annually. Deaths can be prevented through post-exposure prophylaxis for people who have been bitten, and the disease eliminated through dog vaccination. Current post-exposure prophylaxis use saves many lives, but availability remains poor in many rabies-endemic countries due to high costs, poor access, and supply.