EASVO celebrates and supports unanimously WOAHs World Rabies Day as the biggest event on the global rabies calendar, coordinated by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) and commemorated every year on September 28 – the anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur – since 2007.
World Rabies Day aims to raise awareness and advocate for rabies elimination globally. It is an event designed to be inclusive, uniting people, organisations, and stakeholders across all sectors against rabies. With this concept of togetherness and unity in mind, the theme for this year’s World Rabies Day is:
All for one, One Health for all
This year’s World Rabies day theme, “Rabies: All for 1, One Health for All” in reference to Alexandre Dumas’s famous novel, builds on the 2022 success of One Health, taking it a step further to focus more on collaboration, equality, and the strengthening of health systems.
There is a need for the global community to overcome imbalanced health systems and strife to achieve our global goal of zero human deaths from dog-mediated rabies by 2030 #ZeroBy30
This event is also an opportunity to remind stakeholders that the fight against rabies is not limited to a single day but needs to be conducted in a sustainable way to ultimately decrease the number of rabies deaths. The United Against Rabies Forum takes a multi-sectoral, One Health approach bringing together governments, vaccine producers, researchers, NGOs and development partners. EASVO continues to get together with partners or other interested people in your community and start working together towards our goal of ending rabies and ensuring a better future for all.