Home News General GALVmed recognises World Rabies Day

Nearly all deaths from rabies – the majority being children – are in Africa and Asia. A course of post-exposure treatment will save children. However, in the world’s poorest communities, this can cost much more than the monthly household income. Families will often sell their livestock, which they depend on for their food and livelihood, to raise money for treatment.

GALVmed stands with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control during World Rabies Day (28th September). The theme for this year’s event is Ending Rabies Together with worldwide events to raise awareness and promote prevention activities in at-risk communities.   Ending rabies will protect the world’s poorest, veterinarians and other animal health professionals, livestock and companion animals from this 100% preventable disease.

To find out more about the day, follow #EndRabies on Twitter and join the conversation.

Further reading:

How do you solve a problem like rabies in India?