Following the 2 years of pandemic, World Rabies Day dynamically returned to raise awareness, save lives, and highlight the connection with One Health. Global efforts made social media and the news sizzle, while this year’s awardee selection became even harder for the judges.
Since the launch of ‘Zero by 30’ in 2018, the United Against Rabies collaboration has made progress to empower, engage and enable countries to reach the rabies elimination goal by 2030. Released today on World Rabies Day, the first annual progress report describes the incremental, collaborative impact of the four partners in promoting the One Health approach and achieving the three objectives of the Global Strategic Plan.
A strategic plan that provides a phased, all-inclusive, intersectoral approach to eliminate human deaths from rabies has just been launched by United Against Rabies, a collaboration of four partners: the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC).
World Rabies Day 2017 marks the announcement of the biggest global anti-rabies initiative as the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and GARC reveal an ambitious plan to end human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030.
The End Rabies Now (ERN) campaign was officially launched on Wednesday, 24 February at the British Houses of Parliament in London. The ERN campaign is calling for an end to human deaths from dog-mediated rabies by 2030.
The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in September 2015, have a wide reach, encompassing economic development, education, justice, peace and environmental sustainability. Besides the health goal that specifically mentions neglected tropical disease (NTD) elimination, several of the other goals (related to poverty, inequality, education, and infrastructure) could directly and indirectly benefit rabies control.