World Rabies Day

2016 marks the 10th World Rabies Day, a milestone in rabies prevention. 

Since it began in 2007, the rabies community have aligned to make World Rabies Day a global phenomenon. In that time, its life-saving rabies prevention messages have reached millions of people in over 100 different countries.

This year's theme is Rabies: Educate. Vaccinate. Eliminate.

Get involved by organising or attending an event near you. GARC will promote registered events on this website and via our social media feeds.

This year we have highlighted the work of individuals and organisations who make a vital contribution to the goal of global elimination of human deaths from canine rabies by 2030. The World Rabies Day MSD Awards recognise and reward that work. You can view all the 2016 award recipients here.

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Event registration for 2016 is now open. You can register here or by creating a Facebook event - please make sure you invite @Global Alliance for Rabies Control (so we can include the event in the count and add a marker to the event map) and tag the event #WorldRabiesDay (to make it easier for other people to find the event).

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Thank you for reading. Let's make this the biggest and best #WorldRabiesDay so far!