Anna Formstone


Research title: Evaluating plans for rabies elimination.

Research Summary

Current research

At least 59,000 people a year still die from rabies and more than 99% of these cases are the result of transmission from an infected dog. My research focuses on rabies surveillance and interventions, in particular "integrated bite case management" (IBCM); a One Health approach to rabies surveillance. I will be conducting evaluability assessments on IBCM programmes in three endemic countries to help refine their implementation. This will help create a stronger evidence base for IBCM, as well as highlight the ways in which IBCM implementation has to be adjusted according to geographic and cultural context.


Research interests

  • Zoonotic diseases
  • Evaluability assessment
  • One health
  • Medical anthropology