World Rabies Day is the first and only global day of action and awareness for rabies prevention. It is an opportunity to unite as a community and for individuals, NGOs and governments to connect and share their work.
September 28th 2019 will be the 13th World Rabies Day, and this year’s theme focuses on vaccination, the foundation of all rabies control efforts.
The theme, Rabies: Vaccinate to Eliminate, can be used to raise awareness at many levels, for example –
To ensure that dogs are kept vaccinated - as a reminder to dog owners, animal health professionals and local governments
To help ?people in need to seek and obtain PEP – through human health professionals and educators
To commit to the 2030 goal of eliminating rabies deaths –with national governments putting resources into rabies elimination