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28 Jul 2022

Times up for rabies! Join the #Rabies360Challenge this September!

Do you want to help save human and animal lives? Join the #Rabies360Challenge this September to raise awareness of rabies elimination. Anyone can engage to help us spread this important message ahead of World Rabies Day (September 28th):

Times up for a disease that kills one person every nine minutes. It is 2022, and it is simply unacceptable that almost 60,000 people PER YEAR die from rabies, a disease that is entirely preventable by vaccinating dogs.  

The purpose of the challenge is to instill a change that will make a difference in the Global South, where people still face the danger of rabies infection in their everyday lives. ANYONE from ANYWHERE can partake by doing 360 of anything they want and posting about it on social media with our hashtag #Rabies360Challenge.

With a social media challenge like this one, your voice will reach across the world. Similar events in the past have amounted to an unimaginable amount of awareness and action. And prove that even the smallest act can help make the greatest impact by inspiring others to do the same.

Let your creativity and persistency shine; your presence will drive the change you want to see. It can be as fun and easy as taking 360 nature photographs, 360 stitches in a knitting project, or 360 minutes of a hobby you’ve always wanted to devote more time to – now is your chance!

It is 2022, and it is time to save tens of thousands of lives each year from one of the world’s most lethal but preventable viruses. #Zeroby30 is within our reach.                                     

Why not start thinking about a challenge you might like to do.  There are lots of ways to stay informed and get involved:

Spreading the word is easy with our FREE #Rabies360Challenge social media toolkit – available in our Knowledge Hub. Download and use the graphics on your social channels!

Every post, every like, every share makes a difference. What will you do?

Your challenge. Our fight. Eliminating rabies together.

Participation is entirely voluntary and at the participants own risk. MSD Animal health accepts no liability. Your participation may result in your #Rabies360Challenge posts, including photos and videos, being shared through emergence channels (website and social media).

Image credits: Carl Salter