World Rabies Day 28th September 2020 - Swikriti's Blog

World Rabies Day 28th September 2020

World Rabies Day is an international awareness day celebrated on every 28th of September coordinated by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control which is a non-profit organization, headquarter in United States. It’s an observance by the United Nations, sponsored by international organizations such as the World Health Organisation, the Pan American Health Organisation, the World Organization for Animal Health and the United States Canters for Disease Control and Prevention.

World Rabies Day is observed on 28th of September the death anniversary of Louis Pasteur, who created the first effective rabies vaccine with the cooperation of his colleagues, is held on the 28th of September. The aim of the World Rabies Day is to raise awareness of the effects of rabies on humans and animals, to provide information and guidance on how the disease in unsafe populations can be prevention and to support efforts to contain rabies.

World Rabies Day 2020 Theme

This year the theme of World Rabies Day will focus on End Rabies : Collaborate and vaccination.

This year’s theme will highlight the current issues in the elimination of rabies. This year 2020 marks 10 years to go before the worldwide goal of zero human dog-mediated rabies fatalities by 2030. Everyone will contribute to preventing this awful disease. All can make a difference if we organize and register for the World Rabies Day or simply raise awareness of rabies through social media.

End rabies: it is a reminder that we have 10 years since dog rabies died in human lives and that by means of the End Rabies Now initiative, which will increase global awareness.

Collaborate: The United Against Collation Rabies was established and the Global Strategic Strategy was launched subsequently. In order to eradicate rabies, we need to continue collaboration at international, national and local levels, especially taking into account that it is a disease that knows no boundaries.

Vaccinate: In the rabies community, a big development has recently been made: GAVI, the vaccine alliance, has included rabies in its vaccine portfolio. This ensures that 181,000 more human deaths from rabies can be avoided with their support. To avoid rabies at its source, we will need to remember to vaccinate dogs so that we can achieve elimination.

Swikriti Dandotia

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