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


Philippines’ dog-mediated rabies control programme endorsed by the OIE, 7 June 2021

Activities in Asia and the Pacific

OIE Virtual workshop “Preparing for and dealing with incursion of an infectious disease – rabies”, 22-24 March 2021

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

OIE Regional Virtual Training Workshop on Molecular Epicemiology Techniques (MET) for Rabies, 19-20 October 2021

OIE Virtual Workshop on Oral Rabies Vaccines (ORVs), (NEW) 28 February 2022

World Rabies Day

Every year, 28th September is the World Rabies Day which is a day to raise awareness and enhance prevention and control of rabies. International communities come together to promote the fight against the disease.  It is a chance for you to join the global movement and to organise or participate in any event near your home.

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