Welcome to APCRI website

APCRI was founded in the year 1998 with a vision to make: India Rabies Free by 2020. Since then, it has evolved into a national organization that is one of the most vibrant scientific societies in the field with a strength of 750 life members. APCRI serves as a platform that brings together the best minds in the country comprising of medical professionals, public health personnel ,veterinary doctors and others for Advocacy, Research & Information dissemination about prevention & control of Rabies.


APCRI led by an excellent team of experts and dedicated people is actively involved in organizing conferences, continuing medical education (CME),symposia, lectures, trainings, scientific publications, book releases, etc. and has a pan India representation.


APCRI has its own official indexed and peer reviewed journal on prevention and control of rabies that is published biannually.


APCRI, with the technical and financial assistance from World Health Organization (WHO) undertook the landmark national multi-centric rabies survey India during 2002-2004. In 2017, it conducted another Indian multi-centric rabies survey to assess programmatic experiences on rabies control with technical and operational support of WHO.



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Who we are

Association for Prevention and Control of Rabies in India (APCRI) is the pioneer organisation established to serve as a glimmer of hope for the control of Rabies in India. APCRI was founded on Friday the 17th of April, 1998 by a group of 17 committed and dedicated rabies professionals at a meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. Since then APCRI has evolved in to a national establishment that is leading the war against Rabies in the country.

What we do

1. To bring out regularly a bulletin of the association, which will cover the various scientific aspects of Rabies and will keep us updated regarding newer developments on this fatal disease.

2. To organize workshop /seminars /symposia/CME programmes on this subject in different parts of our country. These programmes will be organized in collaboration with the local branches of Indian Medical Association, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Associations of Community Medicine, Association of Physicians of India, and other non-governmental organizations.

Why we do it

"Comprised of Medical and Veterinary Professionals and Public Health Persons, APCRI serves as a platform that brings together the best minds in the country for Advocacy, Research and Information dissemination in the field of Rabies."

Where we do it

"Individuals and Organisations can join India's fight against Rabies by registering for free with the APCRI Rabies Network. This enables you to receive Updates on recent Developments, APCRI programs and activity notifications, APCRI Newsletter, access to APCRI e-journal and more. Reports & pictures of your activities against rabies in your area can also be posted on the APCRI website."