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GF-TADs

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

World Organisation for Animal Health

World Health Organization

Introduction

Rabies is a neglected zoonotic disease. Most human deaths from rabies occur in Asia and Africa, caused by bites from rabid dogs. Mass vaccination of dogs in infected areas interrupts the infectious cycle is the method of choice to control rabies in both humans and dogs.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) provides science-based standards, guidelines and recommendations for the control of rabies in animals, diagnosis of rabies infection and production of high-quality veterinary vaccines.

In the Asia Pacific region, WOAH collaborates with the regional tripartite partners to support Members to control and eliminate dog-mediated rabies by 2030.

News

Controlling Rabies and Ending Human Rabies Deaths by 2030 in Vietnam, 7 Nov 2022

Mass dog vaccination: using the One Health approach to prevent rabies, 7 Oct 2022

Educating school children and raising awareness about rabies in Lao PDR, 6 Oct 2022

Controlling Rabies and Ending Human Rabies Deaths by 2030 in Bhutan, 30 Sep 2022

Promoting Oral Rabies Vaccines to Improve Vaccination of Free Roaming Dogs: A WOAH Initiative, 29 Sep 2022

Bangladesh: Laboratory Diagnosis of Rabies in Children and Foxes, 28 Sep 2022

Oral Rabies Vaccination: New hope of rabies elimination in Indonesia, 27 Sep 2022

Opening of Singapore’ s Animal Quarantine Centre: Guarding Against Rabies, 26 Sep 2022

Philippines’ dog-mediated rabies control programme endorsed by WOAH, 7 Jun 2021

Activities in the region

United Against Rabies Forum Webinar – Tackling Rabies & Dog Population Management: The Role of Local Authorities, 4 Oct 2022

Regional Virtual Training Workshop on Molecular Epidemiology Techniques (MET) for rabies, 2nd round, 24-25 Aug 2022

Virtual Workshop on Oral Rabies Vaccines (ORVs), 28 Feb 2022

Regional Virtual Training Workshop on Molecular Epidemiology Techniques (MET) for Rabies, 19-20 Oct 2021

Rabies Virtual Workshop in South-East Asia, 6-8 Jul 2021

Workshop “Preparing for and dealing with incursion of an infectious disease – rabies”, 22-24 Mar 2021

For a complete listing of all our activities: Activities on rabies in Asia and the Pacific

World Rabies Day

Every year, 28th September is World Rabies Day, which raises awareness and enhances prevention and control of rabies. International communities come together to promote the fight against the disease. It is a chance for all to join the global movement and organise or participate in a nearby event or available online.

 

Library of Members’  Action Plans against Rabies 

Member’s Actions to Accelerate Global Rabies Elimination “Zero-by-30” (26 Nov 2020)

Other Resources and Materials on Rabies