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Table 1 Gaps identified in rabies prevention where World Rabies Day can contribute

From: World Rabies Day – a decade of raising awareness

Gap identified Relevant target audiences
Human rabies prevention:
Lack of awareness about appropriate rabies prevention strategies
Public health practitioners and community members
Animal rabies control:
Poor awareness as to effective rabies control strategies
Animal health workers and community members
Education:
Limited availability/accessibility of rabies educational material in poorly resourced countries
At-risk communities, through global networks
Advocacy and communication:
Insufficient dialogue/information sharing among global rabies workers/leaders
Global networks, key opinion leaders and experts, governments
Social mobilization and community outreach:
Insufficient rabies prevention and control efforts because rabies affects “neglected” communities
Local communities
Social mobilization and community outreach:
Lack of priority given to rabies prevention and control at the central level
Local communities
  1. First column extracted and second column adapted from Table 1 in Lembo et al. [8] where World Rabies Day was listed as one of the programmes to address gaps in rabies prevention