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2017 World Rabies Day: Rabies: Zero by 30

September 5, 2017

World Rabies Day lands on September 28 of each year.

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) joins countries from around the world to promote rabies awareness and prevention.

At the global conference on rabies elimination in 2015, a common goal of zero human deaths from canine rabies by 2030 was agreed by the World Health Organization, World Organisation for Animal Health, UN Food and Agriculture Organization and Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC).

In support of this goal, the 2017 World Rabies Day theme is Rabies: Zero by 30.

Visit the GARC website to find information on how to organize your own World Rabies Day event. There, you will find Event Toolkits, Awareness Resources, and free downloadable logos in multiple languages. For any of your event promotion, use #WorldRabiesDay.

GARC also offers on their website free, online courses to improve the skills and knowledge of people working in rabies awareness and prevention.

The CVMA offers a Rabies Fact Sheet and Rabies Prevention Tips for Pet Owners under its animal owner section (www.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.