OUR VISION

Jyoti and Bhupat School of Health Sciences and Technology (JBSHST), IIT Guwahati   launched the DBT Wellcome India Alliance project, 'Implementing a comprehensive One Health approach to eradicate dog-mediated rabies from India'.

We generate empirical evidence of freedom from canine rabies in randomly selected rural, suburban, and urban areas of northeast India by simultaneous application of multiple rabies control interventions under the umbrella of One Health. Using the data obtained from the project, we are developing a comprehensive context-based rabies eradication plan for the rest of the country.

We generate empirical evidence of freedom from canine rabies in randomly selected rural, suburban, and urban areas of northeast India by simultaneous application of multiple rabies control interventions under the umbrella of One Health. Using the data obtained from the project, we are developing a comprehensive context-based rabies eradication plan for the rest of the country.

Through meticulous data collection, rigorous scientific analysis, and community engagement initiatives, we endeavor to elucidate the efficacy of our comprehensive approach towards rabies control. The insights gleaned from this endeavor will serve as a foundation for the development of a context-based rabies eradication plan tailored to the unique needs and challenges of the entire nation.

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*A handshake marking the launch of the combat against dog-mediated rabies in NE India. Professor Vimal Katiyar, Dean (Research & Development), IIT Guwahati, with the project PI Harish Tiwari

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School Visits in Guwahati

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Visits to multiple schools in Guwahati. These visits were instrumental in conducting engaging workshops involving 20 teachers. The workshops focused on developing pedagogical tools aimed at raising awareness about dog-mediated rabies among school children.
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School Children Awareness

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Raising awareness about dog-mediated rabies among school children.
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Pre-surveys among School Children

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Pre-surveys among School Children.
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Collaborations: Meetings with Professionals

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Fruitful collaborations beyond our organization. Meetings with Dr. Smriti Rekha Dutta, Dr. Sashanka Sekhar Dutta, Dr. Jyoti B Dutta, Dr. Prasanta Ku Boro, Dr. Tiku Das, Dr. Preeti Kro, Dr. Anupallavi, and many others brought diverse perspectives to our initiatives.
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Observations: World Rabies Day Observation in Lakhimpur

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We observed World Rabies Day in Lakhimpur, emphasizing the importance of collective action in combating rabies.
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Observations: JBF

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The event included a visit to the JBF (Just Be Friendly) Animal Shelter and welcomed esteemed guests such as Dr. Salome Dürr from the University of Bern and Ph.D. student Laura Cunha Silva.

Dog ecology study: Enumeration

We conducted enumerations.
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Dog ecology study: Neck Collaring

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We conducted GPS Neck collar studies.
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Partnerships and Recognitions

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  • Strengthening Partnerships: Our commitment to the cause was further solidified through partnerships with organizations such as HCL Foundation, MyFurries.com.
  • We are proud members of the United Against Rabies website and engaged in productive meetings with Mission Rabies. Signing of Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with MyFurries.com and Pet Health and Wellness Hub showcased our dedication to forging impactful partnerships.



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