Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
World Organisation for Animal Health
World Health Organization
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.
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
Regional Training of Trainers Workshop on Mass Dog Vaccination, 28 Nov 2022
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
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
Members’ Actions to Accelerate Global Rabies Elimination “Zero-by-30” (26 Nov 2020)