Since the launch of the United Against Rabies Forum by the Directors General of FAO, OIE and WHO in
September 2020, the pandemic has forced a major review of global health policy. One Health – based on the
intimate links between human, animal and environmental health, has become a policy priority in designing
disease prevention strategies and ensuring future pandemic preparedness.
The big challenge is turning the One Health concept into practical action, especially in low income settings.
Eliminating human deaths from rabies – an ancient zoonotic disease for which there are effective vaccines and
proven control strategies – can deliver concrete results for affected communities, as well as building the
integrated systems that are so urgently needed to protect people from future zoonotic shocks.
This series of stakeholder webinars will discuss how rabies control and prevention fit into a global One Health
approach and its potential to deliver tangible health benefits for hundreds of millions of people, especially in
the 150 countries where rabies remains a serious public health problem.
Learn how you can be involved and contribute – join these virtual events.
We look forward to having you join us!
Dr Monique Eloit
Director General, OIE
On behalf of the Tripartite