September 28: World Rabies Day

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The World Rabies Day (WRD) is going to be observed on September 28 as a global campaign to bring together various partners in an effort to address rabies prevention and control. It is sad that around 50 organizations are partner in the campaign that supports the outreach of educational messages worldwide about rabies in person.

Furthermore, the campaign promotes the strategy of ‘One Health Approach’ to rabies prevention to bring together interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans and animal health. It also encourages the government involvement in rabies prevention and control programs, increasing the vaccination coverage of pets and community dogs, and improving the educational awareness of how to prevent rabies in all levels of society, informs Wikipedia.

According to UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), WRD is meant to play an important role in advocating the prevention and control of rabies among policy makers, especially in countries where rabies is still neglected.

Generally, WRD is marked by events like symposia on current rabies control methods and public events for raising awareness about good prevention practice, to sponsored walks, runs, rallies, bike rides and free or subsidized vaccination clinics for dogs in many cities across the world.