Elimination of dog-transmitted rabies by 2030 targeted The total elimination of dog-transmitted human rabies by 2030 has been called for in a joint statement by the World Veterinary Association (WVA) and World Medical Association (WMA). The two organisations have joined forces to mark World Rabies Day on September 28 in collaboration with the “Rabies: Zero by 30 “campaign of Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC). Rabies claims the lives of an estimated 60,000 people each year, mainly affecting poorer people and children between the ages of five and 15. About 97 per cent of these deaths can be attributed to bites from dogs. But notifications and reporting of animal bites are generally not required in the countries in which these bites occur most commonly, leading to unreliable data on animal bites. ... SEE PDF attachment for complete information.