AHH / Animal Diseases / Cattle / East Africa / ECF / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Vaccines

Wrestling East Coast fever to the ground

Opening the workshop, Jimmy Smith, ILRI’s director general, highlighted three areas that the project will address. First, by developing an improved vaccine for East Coast fever, the project will increase food security by reducing losses of livestock. Second, the project will assist smallholder farmers escape poverty caused by animal losses and enable them to be … Continue reading

Africa / AHH / Animal Diseases / Cattle / East Africa / ECF / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Vaccines

Why the new East Coast fever vaccine project matters: Jimmy Smith on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation blog

Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute, has published an op-ed on the Impatient Optimists blog of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Excerpt: ‘Knowing that for many Africans the loss of even a single cow can be devastating, an international group of livestock scientists have worked for years to defeat East … Continue reading

Africa / AHH / Animal Diseases / Cattle / East Africa / ECF / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Vaccines

New consortium to tackle East Coast fever in cattle in Africa

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has provided a grant to develop a new-generation vaccine to protect African cattle against East Coast fever. The Nairobi-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) announced today (31 Jan 2014) that a global consortium supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been formed to develop a new vaccine … Continue reading