World Rabies Day Working together to make rabies history!
Why is rabies important? • Rabies is entirely preventable through vaccination. • Rabies kills at least 55,000 people annually, or one person every 10 minutes. • Rabies impacts animal health and welfare. • Sustained elimination of dog-to-dog transmission of rabies has been demonstrated over large geographic areas. • The methodical use of proven techniques can lead to global elimination of the major source of human rabies.
World Rabies Day WHAT: A day of declaration and action wherever possible WHO: International and national human and animal health organizations, human and veterinary public health professionals, non-governmental organizations, World Health Organization Collaborating Centers, universities and corporate and private partners WHERE: As many countries as possible WHY: Raise awareness and enhance prevention and control of this neglected disease WHEN: Annually on September 28th
Objectives • To raise global awareness about rabies • To promote education in local communities to control and prevent rabies • To mobilize and coordinate resources toward human rabies prevention and animal rabies control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization (WHO) World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) World Veterinary Association World Society for the Protection of Animals Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Pasteur Institute(s) Canadian Food Inspection Agency Veterinarians without Borders - Canada Kansas State University American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) British Veterinary Association Commonwealth Veterinary Association American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (US) Numerous Veterinary Associations in Africa and South America More! Participants and Partners to Date
World Rabies Day 200774 Participating Countries • Angola, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain (Kingdom of), Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Mali, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom (Scotland), United States,Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia WRD Bike Race for Rabies. Tanzania, Africa WRD Parade & Celebration. Bicol, Philippines WRD Campaign Flag-off. Hisar, India
World Rabies Day Logo • WRD logo currently available in many languages: • English • French • Spanish • Portuguese • German • Dutch • Kiswahili • Turkish • Hindi • Vietnamese • Czech • Slovak • ~15 more under development
For More Information www.WorldRabiesDay.org