Kautilya Academy 29-09-2020
World Rabies Day is observed on 28th September every year, globally. It is celebrated to raise awareness regarding the impact of rabies on humans and animals, to provide information, and to advise preventive measures that is needed to cure the disease. The day also encourages people to take efforts in order to control rabies. This year, the day is being celebrated under the theme ‘End Rabies: Collaborate, Vaccinate’.
36% of rabies death in the world occur in India because of insufficient dog vaccines and lack of awareness. More than 20,000 people die of rabies in India every year. India has around 30 million stray dogs that lead to 96% of rabies in humans. In this regard, India launched a National Rabies Control Program. It has two components that include the animal component and the human component. Under the animal component, the following measures are taken:
While, Under the human component, the following measures are taken:
The GARC was founded in 2007 and has been headquartered in Manhattan, Kansas, United States. Louis Nel is the current executive director of GARC. It aims at preventing human deaths from dog-mediated rabies. It has an objective of eliminating deaths from rabies by 2030, completely.