World Rabies Day 2023

World Rabies Day (WDR), established by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) and recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) every September 28, is an transcendental day to promote the fight against this desease and reinforce awareness about its prevention. Rabies is a zoonotic disease with a fatality rate of 100%. Endemic on several continents, it is estimated that every year around 60,000 people in the world die from it, 40% of them children. The elimination of human rabies transmitted by dogs is possible, the progress of many countries in the region of the Americas in this achievement is proof of this. This year`s motto "All for 1, One Health for All" highlights the need to implement an intersectoral and multidisciplinary approach with the contribution, intervention and cooperation of professional teams from the human, animal and environmental health sectors.