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GALVmed partner, Dr Samuel Minoungou has been awarded a top honour by the Government of Burkina Faso, the “Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite du Développement Rural”.  Veterinarian, Dr  Minoungou, who has been key in providing GALVmed Newcastle disease training to Community Animal Health workers in Burkina Faso, received the distinction for his contribution to enhancing the livelihoods of farmers in his region.  The award was given to Dr  Minoungou on 11th December, during national celebrations marking the 52nd anniversary of the country’s independence.  Sharing the news with GALVmed, Dr Minoungou commented:

“I am sure that the Newcastle Disease Pilot Project  played  a role in this distinction.  I would like to share this honour with the GALVmed team, in particular: Baptiste Dungu, Meritxell Donadeu and Roggers Mosha who through their advice and wide-ranging support have contributed to this result.  On the behalf of the farmers of Centre East Region, kindly receive our acknowledgements.”

GALVmed’s Director of Operations, Meritxell Donadeu commented:

“We are thrilled for Samuel Minoungou.  He has clearly made an enormous contribution to the health of the livestock in his country, stretching back well before GALVmed’s intervention and richly deserves this honour.  He continues to be a committed partner and team player and is much valued in our Newcastle disease projects.  We offer Samuel and the farmers of Burkina Faso’s Centre East Region our thanks and warmest congratulations!”