Mass Dog Vaccination in Bangladesh: The silent revolution towards rabies elimination

A Mass Dog Vaccination (MDV) programme to control rabies is being rolled out across Bangladesh since it was first piloted in Cox’s Bazaar in November 2011. As of next week sixty out of sixty four district municipalities/city corporations will be under the MDV campaign with 100% by the end of this May. This represents an important paradigm shift in the national strategy from control to elimination of rabies.