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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.

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world rabies day

World Rabies Day

Working together to

make rabies history!

why is rabies important
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.
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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
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
participants and partners to date
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 2007 74 participating countries
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
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
For More Information

www.WorldRabiesDay.org