Rabies T-Shirt Competition

21 October 2009

Did you know that rabies kills approximately 100 children every day in Africa and Asia, with adult deaths bringing the annual toll to more than 55,000 worldwide?

This is why ISPAH has supported World Rabies Day for the third year, alongside the Afya Serengeti campaign, our rabies control project in Tanzania.

This year a special T-shirt design contest was held for the children of Schering-Plough colleagues. We were delighted that five-year-old Ishika Joshi, whose father Harsh is quality control team leader here at Milton Keynes, won the global competition. Her design has now been printed on t-shirts, which are being sold to raise funds for the global rabies campaign.

Ishika’s success was celebrated with a visit to our MK site and update on Afya Serengeti by Dr Sarah Cleaveland, campaign leader of the project. Ishika was presented with t-shirts for her family, and the event was marked with a special cake carrying the winning design.