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World Rabies Day on September 28 on death anniversary of Louis Pasteur

World Rabies Day on September 28 on death anniversary of Louis Pasteur

World Rabies Day(WRD) is observed annually on September 28th on the death anniversary of Louis Pasteur who, with the collaboration of his colleagues, developed the first efficacious rabies vaccine. This Day is marked by the Global Alliance World Rabies Control. It is a non – profit organization(NGO). The headquarters of the organization is located in the United States.

Objectives:

  • to ensure that dogs are kept vaccinated,
  • obtain post-exposure prophylaxis and to help people in need to seek, 
  • to commit to the 2030 goal of SDG of eliminating rabies deaths,
  • aims to raise awareness among the public about rabies prevention, to stress progress in beating this deadly.

What is Rabies?

  • It is a viral disease wherein by the time people realise the symptoms it would have disrupted the mechanism of the body. It causes inflammation in the brain and disrupts mental functions. According to the National Health Policy, around 59,000 people die of Rabies every year all over the world and 90% of deaths occur in children living in Asia and Africa.

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