World Rabies Day September 28, 2018 Theme and Notes
World Rabies Day 2018
Friday, 28 September World Rabies Day
World Rabies Day is celebrated on September 28 annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease.
28 September also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur's death, the French chemist and microbiologist, who developed the first rabies vaccine.
This day creates awareness, safe and efficacious animal and human vaccines are among the important tools that exist to eliminate human deaths from rabies while awareness is the key driver for success of communities to engage in effective rabies prevention.
World Rabies Day 2018 Theme
This year the theme for the day is ‘Rabies: Share the message. Save a life’.
This highlights the importance of education and awareness to prevent rabies. It can be used at many levels from the policy-level message to governments to commit to the 2030 deadline, to community-level messages about vaccinating dogs and treating bite wounds, and dog bite prevention education for school children.