Ready to celebrate World Rabies Day with these animal gives? World Rabies Day has been established to raise awareness of one of the deadliest diseases in the world. An estimated 59,000 people die of rabies every year and 40% of those are children. The good news is that this disease is 100% preventable and your small acts of giving that target animal gives can help.
Rabies is contracted primarily in poor rural communities in Africa and Asia. 99% of those affected by rabies contract the disease from a dog bite. With increased awareness and funding, we can control rabies in dogs and greatly reduce the fatality rate of this deadly disease in people. The World Health Organization (WHO) called for the elimination of rabies in 2015 with a campaign to vaccinate both dogs and at risk populations. Previously organizations hoped for control of the disease, but with more science and a vaccine for humans, we all will hope for the elimination of rabies not just control.
The Global Alliance for Rabies Control is an international non-profit that seeks to increase awareness of rabies vaccinations for dogs. They collaborate with communities and other organizations to vaccinate dogs against this disease. Its goal is to eliminate human death from dog rabies by 2030.
We can all do our part to help eliminate this deadly disease and the good news is that you can do it right from your home. Here’s some ideas for your daily animal gives that will get you started in decreasing incidences of rabies in local and international communities, small acts of giving that will safe lives.
Controlling this deadly disease will happen if we all work together. Funding and public education that brings awareness are the keys to prevention and we can all do our part to give to the animals in our life and keep children around the world safe. So many diseases in the world don’t have vaccines but this one does – we just need to get it to the dogs and people that need it. Your gives on World Rabies Day will go a long way to helping the goal of elimination by 2030.
Remember to sign up for your free 365give membership to register your gives with 365give. We love to hear all about your kindness and giving around the world.