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African communities vaccinate against Newcastle Disease

Country Tanzania
Year 2012
In Tanzania poultry farmers are increasing incomes and family nutrition through better poultry and egg production thanks to a Newcastle Disease control program. They have adopted a thermo-tolerant vaccine developed with support of Australian Aid. Village vaccinators providing regular vaccination against the disease prevent very high mortality amongst village chickens. Veterinarian Dr Robyn Alders explains how the program works and the difference it is making in the Singida region of Tanzania. CREDITS This Crawford Fund film set in Tanzania and was made by Sally Ingleton of 360 Degrees films with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)