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2019 World Rabies Day - Vaccinate to Eliminate
September 28, 2019
The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) joins countries from around the world to promote rabies awareness and prevention.
The 2019 World Rabies Day theme is Rabies: Vaccinate to Eliminate. The theme can be used to raise awareness at many levels, including:
- Ensuring dogs are kept vaccinated – as a reminder to dog owners, animal health professionals, and local governments
- Helping people in need seek and obtain PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) – through human health professionals and educators
- Committing to the 2030 goal of eliminating rabies deaths – with national governments putting resources into rabies elimination
Visit the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) website to find information on how to organize a World Rabies Day event. You will find event toolkits, awareness resources, and free downloadable logos in multiple languages. Use #WorldRabiesDay to promote your event.
GARC also offers free online courses to improve the skills and knowledge of people working in rabies awareness and prevention.
2019 World Rabies Day Award
The annual World Rabies Day Awards recognize Community Rabies Champions from across the world. It aims to highlight the work done by dedicated individuals and organizations to end rabies in their communities. Nominations close on September 6, 2019. Shortlisted entries will be announced on World Rabies Day and the Awards will be announced on One Health Day, November 3. Find more information on the GARC website.
CVMA Offers Information for Pet Owners
The CVMA offers a Rabies Fact Sheet and Rabies Prevention Tips for Pet Owners under its animal owner section (animalhealthcare.ca). Feel free to share this information with your clients or through your social media channels.
Working together against rabies helps people and animals live safely together, free from rabies.
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