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With funding from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Kyeema Foundation Developing Country Relief Fund (DCRF) and support from African Union (AU), Kyeema has been working with the African Union-Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (AU-PANVAC) in Ethiopia to establish improved mechanisms for sustainable Newcastle disease control. Known as ‘Fengil’ in Ethiopia, Newcastle disease (ND), is widespread with outbreaks regularly resulting in chicken mortalities of 50-100%.

Kyeema’s activities in Ethiopia have adapted training curricula and extension materials for the Ethiopian context, which will enhance the control of Newcastle disease in village chickens. Field training materials were also translated into Amharic by the Ethiopian Institute for Agriculture Research (EIAR). Eleven national trainers from across the country have been trained to be Community Vaccinator trainers.

A government workshop supported by the Australian NGO Cooperation Program  (ANCP) of the Australian Government was held in January 2020 with the purpose of exploring how to design sustainable community-based Newcastle disease (ND) control programs at regional level, using examples of vaccination production and distribution models from several African Union Member States.

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This project involved adapting training curricula and extension materials for the Ethiopian context, which will enhance the control of Newcastle disease in village chickens. Field training materials were also translated into Amharic by the Ethiopian Institute for Agriculture Research. Eleven national trainers from across the country were trained to be Community Vaccinator trainers.

Donor: Australian Embassy in Ethiopia, Direct Aid Program

Status: Completed 2018

Learn more about the project here. 

CHICKENS FOR CHANGE

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