The big countdown!
There is less than a month to go before that major day for raising awareness against the world’s deadliest Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) - rabies. World Rabies Day (September 28th) is nearing and while COVID-19 still seems like the Big Bad Wolf scaring everyone, rabies continues to be the wicked Cruella de Vil consistently lurking in the background.
Join us this year in ensuring that rabies is brought to the forefront and exposed from the shadows. World Rabies Day 2020 is all about collaboration and vaccination! Highlight these elements through your work and the events or activities you have chosen to hold on September 28th. We offer you an abundance of resources to help you prepare, such as toolkits, modifiable posters, and free online courses! Once you have finalized the details, take advantage of our global online platform to register your event and reach a much wider audience!
This new reality may have affected some of your plans but fear not: if you decide to rely on online channels to raise awareness in your communities and countries, we can still help! There are three social media toolkits ready to download and use for raising awareness against rabies. These come complete with imagery and proposed hashtags to use.
A major element of World Rabies Day each year are the Awards, held in collaboration with MSD Animal Health. These offer prizes in recognition of Community Rabies Champions across the world to help with your work on the ground. No matter how seemingly small your efforts are, you can still stand a chance of receiving a World Rabies Day Award! Anyone can be nominated, and everyone stands a chance to win. Nominate a colleague or friend, an organisation, or even yourself now!
There are so many ways for us to collaborate and together, make some noise for rabies! Join us in any number of the ways listed above and let’s End Rabies Now, together.
Article contributed by: Kerenza Vlastou, Outreach Manager