Mission Team 2013, led by Dr. Dan Randall helped Local District Vet Officials conduct rabies clinics
Updated: Jan 25
Dr. Randall reached out to Pastor William in 2011 and asked about helping with the challenge of rabies and resulting deaths in Tanzania. Unfortunately, thousands of Tanzania residents, primarily children, die from rabies infected by dogs.
Over 3000 dogs have been vaccinated since Dr. Randall organized the first program in 2013.
After lengthy discussions with district officials, the group settled on a rabies clinic trial within seven villages around the FDMT site. In 2013, Dr. Randall and a mission team traveled to Tanzania and together with Pastor William and local officials, over 500 dogs were vaccinated in a five-day period. Pet owners were told of the day/time for their local clinic, and local district veterinarians were on hand to administer the vaccine. USA Mission Team members completed registration forms for the owners.
Dr. Randall has since joined the FDM USA Board and continues to solicit support for supplies and expenses. Rabies vaccinations continue today.