The Southern African Rabies Group (SARG) was founded at a gathering of rabies scientists, diagnosticians and policy makers in Lusaka, Zambia in 1992.
All of them had an interest in rabies, aiming to establish the true extent of rabies in the 10 countries that attended the first meeting.
In 1993, the SARG became the Southern and Eastern African Rabies Group (SEARG). Since then SEARG has grown and now covers 18 countries, an area 10% larger than that of the USA and with 25 million more people.
SEARG is linked to WHO and OIE.
SEARG was founded as a forum for gathering and disseminating rabies information and knowledge; its objectives include: