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 was 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, was 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

Many World Rabies Day events were registered on the GARC event platform to publicise work carried out globally to a wider audience through the global map above. GARC also shares the work of organisations and individuals with the rabies prevention community throughout the world. 

For the first time, we launched a public vote, open to all, to help select the recipients of the World Rabies Day Awards 2019. 

To plan and promote your 2020 event, we will be offering new themed banners and logos, personalised posters to create and other event resources, including our event organisation toolkit, radio scripts and awareness resources.

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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.