World Rabies Day is celebrated annually on 28th of September to raise awareness about rabies prevention. This day also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur’s death, the French chemist and microbiologist, who developed the first rabies vaccine.
World Rabies Day is the first and only global day of action and awareness for rabies prevention. The 2017 World Rabies Day theme is ‘Rabies: Zero by 30’.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
- WRD is organised by WHO.
- WHO’s Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948, a date which is now celebrated every year as World Health Day.
- Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the Director-General of WHO.