I’ve been busy this evening working through my survey results so that I can give a presentation to ASHA about them tomorrow, so I have not had time to write a blog. But to give a sense of the past day here, I’ve put together a selection of photos. The captions should be enough to tell their stories….
Local children interacting with a street dog. Excitable, uncontrolled close contact like this carries a high risk of dog bites. Education of the children in dog-human interactions could reduce incidence of dog bites.
This street dog seemed friendly, but he has a track record of biting children such as the girl pictured below
This girl was bitten on her right forearm a few months ago
The scar is hard to see now but at the time she needed hospital treatment with post rabies exposure vaccinations
This pup is being comforted by his mother after a frightening incident that I witnessed
The pup had been barking ferociously at a local goat
The goat was not impressed, giving a demonstration of punishment by butting
ASHA works in the community, spreading information via a network of women from all over the area who come to the ASHA centre regularly to meet up and share knowledge
The last questionnaires were done today, and the rabies/ street dog survey is now being analysed