What are YOU doing this World Rabies Day?

As momentum gathers behind the elimination of human deaths from canine rabies by 2030, and we approach the 10th World Rabies Day, it has never been more important to thank the individuals who dedicate their time and effort to making a difference, to shine a light on the fantastic work that takes place—and to inspire all of us to become part of this global movement to end rabies.

So we created this short video—An A-Z of World Rabies Day from Awareness to Zero Deaths—that we hope captures the determination, commitment and creativity that make World Rabies Day special. Enjoy—and please share widely.

Occasionally we meet people who proudly tell us about their World Rabies Day events only to later mention that they did not register them. We get it. It’s just another job to do in a busy day, but registering your activity really does multiply its impact.

Why? Because only registered events appear on the event map that acts as evidence to policy makers and potential donors that people care about rabies and are willing to take action to prevent it.

Collectively, events can show particular national and regional trends—for example, in 2015 Africa, as a region, showed a 56% increase in the number of events.

You can register here—it takes less than 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can also register by creating a Facebook event and inviting @GlobalAllianceforRabiesControl and using the hashtag #WorldRabiesDay.

We’ve even created a step-by-step pictorial guide as a reminder. So, register your event—and make even more of a difference this World Rabies Day! 

Contributed by Liz Davidson and Deepa Balaram of the GARC WRD team