End Rabies: Collaborate and Vaccinate - A Perspective

  • Manasi Panda Resident, Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2956-4841
  • Jugal Kishore Director Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi.

Abstract

The focus for this year’s theme for the World Rabies Day is on vaccination and collaboration. World Rabies Day is the only global day of action and awareness for the prevention of rabies which provides an opportunity to unite as a community and help individuals, Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) and the Governments to collaborate, connect and share their experiences and work.1 Globally, the World Health Organisation (WHO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) are committed to facilitating the operationalisation of the ‘One Health’ approach to combat against this disease. This approach aims to connect human, animals and environmental health interventions which in the case of rabies calls for a coordinated investment in mass dog vaccination as a public health initiative along with improved surveillance, data collection and community awareness for raising and ensuring access to affordable rabies treatment for humans i.e. Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP).2

How to cite this article:
Panda M, Kishore J. End Rabies: Collabotate and Vaccinate - A Perspective. Int J Preven Curat Comm Med 2020; 6(2): 1-3.

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Published
2020-10-10