Check out the information below about World Rabies Day. This year they are sponsoring a student award category!
The 2018 World Rabies Day theme is Rabies: Share the message. Save a life. This highlights the importance of education and awareness to prevent rabies.
Hold an event and download an exclusive personalized poster
· Registration of World Rabies Day events: The main activity around WRD is holding an event, with hundreds held across the world each year. Events could be anything from poster distribution to a press conference to teaching a class – anything that increases awareness.
We encourage registration of these events on the GARC website, as it provides each event with its own page, allows people to be part of the wider community as part of the map, and provides exposure to the work being done in different countries.
· Modifiable posters: Registering an event will give event holders access to exclusive new modifiable posters where they can add their own logo and photo. Posters can be created in different languages.
· Theme banners: They include website/poster banners and social media buttons. These can be modified and produced in different languages as needed. https://rabiesalliance.org/world-rabies-day/event-resources/logos
· Event organizing resources: Event organizing manual, radio scripts, awareness resources, logos, etc. https://rabiesalliance.org/world-rabies-day/event-resources
Nominate a rabies champion for a World Rabies Day Award:
For the third year running, the World Rabies Day Awards will be highlighting Rabies Champions in the field of community rabies prevention. You can submit nominations for individuals or students/student groups in the global category or an organization/government in one of the regional categories. Nominations are open until September 7th and you can learn more and send in nominations at https://rabiesalliance.org/world-rabies-day/awards.
Join the conversation:
Over the last few years, social media has helped to reach millions of people with rabies prevention messages. On your posts and comments, please use the hashtag #WorldRabiesDay to help others hear what you’ve got to say.
We’ll be busy on Twitter and Facebook leading up to World Rabies day so tag us (Twitter @rabiesalliance; Facebook @GlobalAllianceforRabiesControl) and we’ll cross-promote your posts where we can. Follow us for the latest World Rabies Day resources and activities – we’ll have even more to share with you in the run up to September 28th!
Please contact the World Rabies Day team (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any queries – we look forward to working with you to make World Rabies Day 2018 a success.