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 strength of 850 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 and during 2017-18, it conducted yet another Indian multi-centric rabies survey with financial assistance from WHO.

Aims and Objectives

The Vision of APCRI now is to ‘Make India Rabies Free by 2030’ in line with the global WHO mandate. We strive to achieve this through the following aims and objectives: