US$161.00raised of $2,000.00 goal
Animals in communities with limited veterinary care do not need to suffer. We provide veterinary services at no cost in Ghanaian communities and also provide public education to help prevent diseases. The Animal Aider Project is run by a group of volunteers who want to improve animal health, reduce zoonosis and improve the human animal bond.
The project is situated in Ghana where I live. People are not able to provide help for their animals due to increased costs of living and lack of awareness in communities, due to the low coverage of Veterinary services. With Ghana being endemic for rabies, the lives of animals and humans are at risk.
The project will be conducted in various Ghanaian communities to increase veterinary coverage and fill in the gaps.
The budget of the project is USD 1,963.64 and this comprises of free vaccination, deworming, medical check-ups and community education.
The project will occur on 3rd December and the amount donated will be used to help animals in the community.
I would be happy if you could use the [Help by sharing] button to share about my project and also donate to support this outreach! I would like to request help to end rabies in Ghana. This year, we have recorded more rabies death than in the past years. Funds raised would be given to some organisations involved in rabies control and awareness in Ghana to regularly vaccinate dogs and educate people on the dangers of rabies.
Rabies is a zoonotic disease (gotten from animals) that affect all warm-blooded animals. It is a viral disease usually gotten from an infected dog's bite or saliva (lick on a wound or open space like the eye).
Rabies is a problem because every 10 minutes, someone, usually a child, dies from rabies worldwide - Asia and Africa especially. Lots of farm animals die of rabies yearly, affecting their economy. In most of these places, it is difficult to access healthcare, regularly pay for vaccinations and there are a lot of free-roaming dogs. Rabies has no cure and once symptoms appear, death is inevitable.
99% of human rabies is spread by dogs but killing dogs is not the solution. Yearly vaccination is. People should not die when rabies can be prevented.
Together, we can all help end rabies by 2030.
- Akosua Kumi Nyarko
- Campaign Owner