World Rabies Day - it’s time to share

World Rabies Day - it’s time to share

27 July 2013

Have you started planning your event for World Rabies Day?

This year’s theme is Rabies: understand it to defeat it. It celebrates all the educators and communicators whose work is essential in helping more people protect themselves from the disease.

Our website,, has new ways for you to share your events and celebrate successes with others in the global rabies prevention community


  • Register an event and invite others to come along
  • Make your mark – when you register your event it will show up on the events map showing that you really are part of something global
  • Brand your materials with the World Rabies Day logo (if you can’t find one in your preferred language, contact us and we’ll create one for you)
  • Encourage your local and national media to cover your event with our modifiable press releases, radio public service announcements, and newsletter articles and use pictures for articles from our photo gallery (free of charge)
  • Use our extensive set of resources to support your event. There are posters, factsheets, videos and teaching materials, many of them available in various languages - and if you’d like a translated version of something, we’re happy to help where possible
  • Remember every effort, however small, is massively important – World Rabies Day is a global movement because people like you care enough to do something.

Take part


  • If you have questions about rabies, check the improved and expanded ‘Rabies’ section on the website. This comprehensive guide to rabies has been checked and approved by specialists and is there to help you be sure you’ve got facts and not hearsay.


  • Share your World Rabies Day experiences and photos with the world
  • Talk to us and others via Facebook
  • and twitter – If when tweeting about rabies, you use the hashtag #RabiesIsPreventable, it will help other people will find your tweets.
  • Spread awareness about World Rabies Day by cross-posting on different platforms too.

Finally, if you have any queries that aren't answered on the website, please get in touch with us.

World Rabies Day is about all of us, across the world, working to end rabies – let’s take this opportunity to help even more people understand rabies to defeat it!