World Rabies Day 2020

Get ready for World Rabies Day 2020.

This year’s theme will be announced on 20 April 2020!

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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 2020 will be the 14th World Rabies Day.


You can start your planning and begin looking at some ideas for an event this year – watch our WRD A-Z video to get inspiration and visit our “Get involved” page for some new ideas on ways to contribute towards rabies elimination!

We know that this year has already been a tough year, all considering, but let’s work together and have something positive coming from it. We aim to continue to raise awareness about rabies and help to drive this terrible disease to elimination.


Let us work together to achieve dog-mediated human rabies elimination by 2030!

Get inspired!

WRD A-Z video

Watch our World Rabies Day A-Z events video for some inspiration from past events that have taken place around the world. The link below will take you directly to our YouTube channel.

Get involved

See how you can get involved in other ways and draw some inspiration by looking through our new "Get involved" page. You can even plan events in the comfort of your own home!