Newcastle disease (ND), known as ‘Fengil’ in Ethiopia, is widespread across Africa with outbreaks regularly resulting in chicken mortalities of 50-100%. The control of ND in village chickens makes a significant contribution to food security and poverty alleviation of households and communities.
KYEEMA team members have recently returned from Ethiopia where they worked with the African Union Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (AU-PANVAC) and the Ethiopian government to review and pre-test ND training curricula, manuals and extension materials.
KYEEMA has built the capacity of partner governments and local communities in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia to produce, distribute and use the thermotolerant I-2 vaccine to control ND. To expand these activities, KYEEMA, together with AU-PANVAC, has developed training curricula, manuals and related extension materials for the prevention and control of ND.