Also in poorer countries and areas many people keep dogs - in addition to that, countless wild dogs live in such areas often around the villages and cities. However, dogs are also the main carriers of rabies on humans. For fear of a deadly transmission of rabies, massive measures are often taken against the dogs: Shooting and poisoning actions are carried out in order to allegedly ban this "danger".
If a person is bitten by an infected dog, professional medical care must be provided immediately. The poorer part of the population simply cannot afford to visit doctors in many countries.
It is simpler and cheaper to vaccinate dogs against rabies. SUST finances such rabies vaccination campaigns for dogs in the Dem. Rep. Congo and Egypt.