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GALVmed meets… Kimani Merendei

GALVmed meets… Kimani Merendei

22/3/2012

Kimani finds security from ECF vaccination in Tanzania “The vaccine gives me a lot of security, my life standard has improved. I want my children to get jobs in the city or otherwise have cattle or farm in the modern way.” Kimani lives in Arkatan village, a Maasai area, in Tanzania. He was initially suspicious [...]

GALVmed meets…The Morongo Family

GALVmed meets…The Morongo Family

22/3/2012

Malulu encourages ECF vaccination “I appreciate the vaccine. From the time I started I am a friend of the vaccine. I want it to be available to every tribe.” Malulu Morongo is a village elder and in Mundara village in Longido District, a Maasai area, in Tanzania. He was one of the first Maasai to [...]

GALVmed meets… Marry

GALVmed meets… Marry

21/3/2012

Marry builds a secure future with ECF vaccination “After the vaccination, I have been gaining a lot of calves which I sell for school fees. I can now budget for school fees as I know the calves will be fine.”   Marry lives in Mairowa village in Longido District, a Maasai area, in Tanzania and [...]

GALVmed meets… Mepukori Mebolokini Mollel

GALVmed meets… Mepukori Mebolokini Mollel

21/3/2012

When I have a lot of cattle I feel secure “ECF vaccine is very good and important for the family. I have appreciated the vaccine. Before we used the vaccine, we used to treat with antibiotics but the cows still got infected. But the vaccine is for life.”   Mepukori Mebolokini Mollel, a Maasai chief, [...]

GALVmed meets… Ruben Mushao

GALVmed meets… Ruben Mushao

21/3/2012

I want people in my area to train in animal health “We have our own tradition of animal health but it’s not so effective – I want people in my area to train in animal health or as vets.”   Ruben Mushao lives in Mundara village in Longido District, a Maasai area in Tanzania. Since [...]

GALVmed meets… MacDonald Munuve, community animal health worker

GALVmed meets… MacDonald Munuve, community animal health worker

21/3/2012

I was the poorest of the poor “ I was an orphan left with three brothers and sisters. I was chosen by the community as the poorest of the poor to be trained as a community animal health worker. Since then I have managed to pay for my brother to be at Kenyatta University where [...]

GALVmed meets… Tabitha Maunder from the women’s goat project

GALVmed meets… Tabitha Maunder from the women’s goat project

21/3/2012

“Before I became a buck keeper, I would never even be acknowledged or invited to a public meeting. Now I am not just invited but even given the opportunity to speak. I really appreciate the project as I have been lifted from the ground to somewhere.” Tabitha lives with her husband and five children in [...]

CEO Steve Sloan: GALVmed Working to Help the World’s Poorest People

21/3/2012

Animal diseases devastate the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world. For this reason, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Department for International Development have entrusted 28 million USD to GALVmed over the next three years to make livestock vaccines, diagnostics and medicines accessible, affordable and available to the poorest people. [...]

GALVmed meets… Safari Mbui, animal health assistant

GALVmed meets… Safari Mbui, animal health assistant

21/3/2012

Private sector brings smallholders access to animal health assistants “When animals get ill, the community animal health workers call me because they do not have the technical know how of diseases.” Safari Mbui owns a veterinary drug store providing much needed medicines and qualified advice on animal health. Safari was trained by the government but [...]

GALVmed meets… Elizabeth Wayua Mutoso who lost her chickens to Newcastle disease

GALVmed meets… Elizabeth Wayua Mutoso who lost her chickens to Newcastle disease

21/3/2012

Chicken losses devastate family income “I had about 20 chickens but they all died. Now I have to make sisal ropes to sell for a small income.” Elizabeth Wayua Mutoso’s chickens were all killed by Newcastle disease, a contagious disease that usually kills most chickens in a household or village. She hadn’t vaccinated her chickens [...]