In 2015, the world called for action by setting a goal of zero human dog-mediated rabies deaths by 2030, worldwide. With this report, four organizations – the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) have joined forces as the United Against Rabies collaboration to reach this goal.
The collaboration leverages existing tools and expertise in a coordinated way to empower, engage and enable countries to save human lives from this preventable disease.
The global strategic plan puts countries at the centre with renewed international support to act. This country-centric engagement will be flexible and consider different contexts and capacities.
Countries will lead efforts, driving the changes needed to reach Zero by 30, empowered by the United Against Rabies collaboration, as they build sustainable institutional capacity and end human deaths from dog-mediated rabies.