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How to avoid fraudulent vaccinations  0

Presented By: Beppe DiGiullio and Lieve Lynen

Event: 2nd ECHO East Africa Pastoralist Symposium (2016-03-01)

Session: ECF-ITM vaccine has been shown to be a highly effective product, with a 95 per cent success rate in pastoral herds - one of the highest rates of protection offered by any livestock vaccine. However, up till now, governments in East, Central and Southern Africa have rejected widespread adoption of the ECF vaccine due to the complexity of delivering the vaccine, which requires the vials to be stored in liquid nitrogen, and fraudulent service providers. Administering the vaccine requires training as the vaccine is administered in combination with an antibiotic to allow antibodies to ECF to build up without the disease taking hold. Fraudulent practitioners need also to be confronted and stopped. Skills will be shared to do this.

Biographical data: Dr. Beppe DiGiullio and his wife, Dr. Lieve Lynen, over the past two decades have pioneered the development of ECF vaccine delivery and privatization of ECF Immunization services in East Africa. They have developed arrangements with both private and public veterinarians.