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Heifer International have partnered with GALVmed to bring the Newcastle Disease vaccination in all backyard poultry belonging to 100,000 households in the Mayurbhanj district of Orissa, India.

“Controlling Newcastle Disease will result in more chicks, more nutrition and more income to households of the project area,” said Peetambar Kushwaha, South Asia Project Manager at GALVmed. “We are delighted to be partnered with Heifer International once again.”

As part of the project, 237 vaccinators will be trained to do the Newcastle Disease vaccination. This will provide income for the vaccinators. The vaccine will also be available in six retail outlets in the area.

In addition, Heifer International will work intensively with 20,000 of the households. This work will include proper care, feed, housing and vaccinations of backyard poultry.

The partnership was launched on 16th December and will continue for two years.

GALVmed has previously worked with Heifer International to promote the Newcastle Disease vaccine in Nepal. This was a very successful project and saw increases in family income.