A unique opportunity to celebrate your heroes - nominations now open!

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The annual World Rabies Day Awards recognize Community Rabies Champions from across the world. The 2019 Awards provide even more opportunities to share the stories of people and organisations to prevent rabies in their communities. Nominations are now open for the 2019 Awards, and we invite everyone to complete a quick online form below to share your champion's story. 

Why should you send in a nomination?

  • Promote your work to a much wider audience across the world and gain recognition and potential support
  • An award of USD 1,200 or equivalent in kind
  • A plaque and certificate for awardees
  • Certificates for all shortlisted nominees
  • All nominees will get a downloadable certificate of nomination on request

Global categories (Send in a global nomination here):

  • Individuals from all sectors
  • Student groups

We’d particularly like to hear about people who are living and working in the community where they are raising awareness about the disease.

Regional categories (Send in a regional nomination here):

(PARACON – sub-Saharan Africa, ARACON - Asia, MERACON – Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and North Africa, Americas) - for local NGOs and governments that have built sustainable community programmes with a focus on rabies prevention

Please review the Award criteria before submitting a nomination, and contact us if you have any queries.

Be inspired by the 2018 Awardees and shortlist here

Nominations close on September 15th. The shortlisted entries will be announced on World Rabies Day, September 28th, and the Awards will be announced on One Health Day, November 3rd.

We recognise the amazing work done by international and national NGOs, academics and the vaccine sector towards eliminating rabies. However, as the Awards provide a chance for smaller, relatively unknown local champions to share their stories with the rest of the rabies prevention world, this is a great chance to send in a nomination for local partners and other stakeholders.


The World Rabies Day Awards are brought to you by MSD Animal Health and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control.