Rabies

EDUCATE, VACCINATE, ELIMINATE: Achieving zero human deaths from dog- transmitted rabies by 2030

Joint Statement World Health Organization (WHO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

28 September 2016 | Geneva –– Today, on the occasion of World Rabies Day, WHO, OIE and FAO are calling on countries to accelerate efforts to combat rabies in three steps:

  • EDUCATE by raising awareness of rabies among at-risk populations
  • VACCINATE by implementing large-scale dog vaccination and ensuring prompt delivery of post- exposure treatment to humans in areas at risk of rabies
  • ELIMINATE by targeting a world free from dog-mediated human rabies deaths by 2030

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