Rabies has been reported in Tanzania, mainly in the southern highland regions, since 1954. To date, rabies is endemic in all districts in Tanzania and efforts are being made to contain the disease. It was determined that mass vaccination of at least 70% of an animal population is most effective, in terms of profitability and cost, in reducing transmission of rabies. The current approach for vaccination in Tanzanian villages takes some features from the EPI method but is rather basic and unreliable. This mini-dissertation proposes using a sampling technique which incorporates the spatial component of the village data and minimises the walking distance between the sampled houses while ensuring the 70% coverage of the animal population.
Mini Dissertation(MSc)--University of Pretoria, 2017.