We're excited to announce the World Rabies Day Awardees!
After weeks of voting, the World Rabies Day Awardees have been determined! The judging was closer than ever, and the public vote was the tiebreaker!
See the deserving Awardees below and read all about the excellent work that they have been doing to have caught the judges (and your) attention!
We would like to congratulate all those who have received the World Rabies Day awards for the accomplishments!
We would also like to commend all those who were shortlisted, as their work is no less significant and they should be highlighted as exemplary individuals who lead the way in terms of driving rabies elimination efforts in their own communities.
Congratulations to everyone and we would like to sincerely thank all of you who participated and voted for contributing to the World Rabies Day Awards for 2023.
The Awards process:
The inspirational work of so many around the world certainly make the need to evaluate nominees for a WRD award quite difficult. For this reason, we appoint a panel of independent experts every year and consider several criteria in the evaluation of nominees. In the ensuing process each nominee is allocated scores based on project sustainability, collaborative efforts and impact. From here, a shortlist of nominations is generated and announced on World Rabies Day, September 28th. Next, civil society is given representation and the public vote contributes (about 25%) to the final selection of awardees in each of the specified categories. The announcement of winners is on One Health Day on November 3rd. We sincerely thank all the nominees and the panel of expert judges as well as civil society in general for your role in this most worthwhile endeavor.