The World Health Organization, the World Organisation for Animal Health, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control are rolling out series of public education programmes to mark the event.
Here in Accra, the day was marked with the launch of a three year vaccination plan to end deaths among humans from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030.
President of the Ghana Vertinary Students (KNUST), Benjamin Kisi Sasu is worried about the lack effective campaign within the last ten years because of lack of funds.
He also complained that the government no longer allocate funds for vaccination and education.
He, therefore, called on the public to get involved to campaign for rabies control.