THE AFYA PROGRAM
The Afya Program is a global non-profit initiative supported by MSD Animal Health. For more than 25 years, we have been committed to donating canine rabies vaccines for use in developing regions of the world that so desperately need it. We have dedicated our full support behind the humanitarian efforts of our partners, including Rabies Free Africa and Mission Rabies, and their goal of eliminating canine-mediated rabies.
MILESTONES AND SUCCESSES
OUR ONGOING LEGACY
See where The Afya Program began and where it is today.
Partnership with Professor Sarah Cleaveland to support the Serengeti research project.
Donations increased as more local organisations contributed. Serengeti research project renamed ‘Afya Serengeti’ (Afya is Swahili for ‘health’).
The programme continued to expand and became an official global donation project.
Mission Rabies is founded by Dr. Luke Gamble. MSD Animal Health partners with Mission Rabies. The overarching name for our initiative is changed to ‘The Afya Program’.
The Afya Program marks 2 million rabies vaccines donated.
Mission Rabies eliminates rabies in Ranchi, India.
‘Afya Serengeti’ changes name to ‘Rabies Free Africa’.
The Afya Program celebrates 3 million doses donated.
The Afya Program marks 25 years of supporting rabies elimination efforts in underserved parts of the world.
The Afya Program proudly celebrates the milestone of 5 million doses donated.
ZERO BY 30
Zero by 30 is a global goal set by the United Against Rabies Forum, dedicated to eliminating human deaths from canine-mediated rabies by the year 2030.