Get ready for World Rabies Day 2019

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

Register your World Rabies Day event on the GARC event platform to publicise your work more widely and become part of the global map above. GARC will also share your work with the rabies prevention community throughout the world. 

To plan and promote your event, download and use our 2019 themed banners and logos, create personalised posters and view our other event resources, including our event organisation toolkit, radio scripts and awareness resources.

Sign up to our newsletter or follow GARC on Facebook or Twitter to stay updated on 2019 World Rabies Day activities and resources. The shortlist for the 2019 World Rabies Day Awards will be announced on September 28th, followed by an opportunity to vote for your favourites.

Participating in World Rabies Day is a great way of making and sharing progress towards the elimination of rabies deaths by 2030 - become part of the global World Rabies Day community today.