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A two-day workshop on Newcastle disease (ND) control in West and Central Africa brought together 38 representatives from the government and private sectors to discuss key challenges and potential interventions in the vaccine delivery and administration in the regions.

The event, which ran from 29-30 June 2017 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, included presentations, discussions and a field visit to Koudougou where participants met and spoke with backyard poultry farmers and vaccinators. Delegates attending the event represented the local supply chain – veterinarians, vaccinators, farmers as well as ND vaccine manufacturing companies such as MCI Sante Animale and distributors (LaProvet and their local partners CAPHAVET and CPAVI).

Delegates agreed to keep coordinating their activities and sharing best practices noting that Burkina Faso is the leading country in the region in terms of vaccinating against ND.

The workshop was co-organised by GALVmed and the West African Network for the Promotion of Livestock in Rural Areas (REPAC).

Written by: Julius Singoma, GALVmed’s Policy Manager