September 28 marks World Rabies Day
Baku, September 28, AZERTAC World Rabies Day is the biggest event on the global rabies calendar, coordinated by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) and it has been commemorated every year on September 28 – the anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur – since 2007, according to World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH). World Rabies Day aims to raise awareness and advocate for rabies elimination globally. It is an event designed to be inclusive, uniting people, organizations, and stakeholders across all sectors against rabies – because together we can eliminate rabies! With this concept of togetherness and unity in mind, the theme for this year’s World Rabies Day is: Rabies: One Health, Zero Deaths. This year’s theme will focus on One Health, coupled with the reminder of the “Zero by 30” goal and the fact that dog-mediated human rabies elimination is possible. Importantly for rabies, we have a strong global community, we have the tools and the expertise, and we have a goal for the elimination of human deaths from dog-mediated rabies, according to 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. Supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Against Rabies Forum takes a multi-sectoral, One Health approach bringing together governments, vaccine producers, researchers, NGOs and development partners.