For World Rabies Day on 28 September 2019, OIE RRAP supported activities arranged in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka. Events included awareness talks for local communities and school children, radio broadcasts, awareness walks through towns, dissemination of printed materials about rabies, and dog rabies vaccinations. The OIE also collaborated with other Tripartite members (FAO and WHO) to present a webinar to raise awareness about the United Against Rabies global plan to end human deaths from dog-mediated rabies by 2030 (“Zero by 30”). The theme was “Rabies: Vaccinate to Eliminate” and three OIE staff made presentations.
As a part of World Rabies Day 2019 celebrations, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the World Oganisation for Animal Health (OIE), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) offices in Asia and the Pacific region organized a webinar to raise awareness about the United Against Rabies global plan to end human deaths from dog mediated rabies by 2030. This year, the focus was on promoting vaccination of dogs as a key effort for rabies elimination. During the webinar an overview of the global move towards rabies control and elimination included: