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Zero by 30

THE GOAL IS SET - Elimination of Dog-Mediated Human Rabies Deaths by 2030

Rabies imposes a substantial burden to about half of the world’s population. In December, 2015, the
Tripartite (WHO, FAO, OIE) and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) endorsed a global
framework to eliminate human deaths from dog-mediated rabies by 2030.

The framework launched is intended to harmonize actions and provide adaptable, achievable guidance for
country and regional strategies to eliminate dog mediated human rabies by 2030 and comprises
five pillars:

On 22 September 2020, the leadership of the Tripartite announced the formation of a new United Against
Rabies Forum (UARF) to facilitate more active and inclusive cooperation towards this goal. Under this
One Health Initiative, the UARF and its partners are working on concurrent campaigns to eliminate canine
rabies through the vaccination of dogs, the treatment of all potential human rabies exposures with wound
washing and post-exposure prophylaxis, and the improvement of education about rabies prevention where
it is needed most. By prioritising rabies, the partnership also intends to leverage the global political will
needed to eliminate the ancient disease.

Read more: Link WHO  & Link OIE

Watch the the global virtual event announcing the new UARF with high level speakers from around
the world: https://uarforum.org/

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