Investment package to improve human and animal health in Uganda and Kenya

Vétérinaires sans Frontières Germany met from 23 to 25 January in a transdisciplinary workshop with representatives from politics and research.

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Our colleagues of Headquarters and Regional Office Nairobi attended a workshop to develop an action plan for an investment package of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the International Livestock & Research Institute (ILRI) for improving animal health in Uganda and Kenya.

With the partners, Vétérinaires sans Frontières Germany will implement a five year project with the aims to improve the health of people who work in the production and processing of animal sourced food, as well as to reduce economic losses caused by livestock diseases, increased exposure to zoonotic and foodborne diseases, and to link research and development.

The complexities around the targeted health challenges, such as antimicrobial resistance, Rift Valley Fever or Pest de Petit Ruminates call for interdisciplinary solutions, bringing together social and biomedical sciences from public health, veterinary and environmental sectors.