UofG's rabies work gets engagement nomination

Issued: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 14:42:00 GMT

The Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine is in the running for a prestigious award in recognition of its groundbreaking work on the killer disease rabies.

“Communities Against Rabies Exposure” (CARE) is a project coordinated by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control and funded by the UBS Optimus Foundation. The Tanzanian component of the CARE project is led by the University of Glasgow.

The Institute's project is one of three shortlisted for the Engaging with Young People award in the national Engage Competition run by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE). It is a UK competition run every two years. There were more than 180 entries and the UofG researchers made it through to the final 18. The project is also the winner of the University of Glasgow Engagement Project of the Year 2016.

The project contributors are Tiziana Lembo (principal investigator), Jane Coutts and Katie Hampson from the University of Glasgow and Lwitiko Sikana from the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania.

Being shortlisted for the NCCPE award is a remarkable achievement – finalists have been selected from over 180 entries which demonstrate a broad range of high quality activities to inspire and involve public audiences. Finalists’ work ranged from digitally reconstructing city histories to protecting endangered species; from working with older people as researchers to delivering hyper-local science festivals; from young children conducting their own research to influence the United Nations, to using theatre to improve oral health outcomes.

You can read more about the project on the Communities against Rabies blog:
Image from the Communities against rabies blog site