Gates Foundation Helps Fight Livestock Diseases in Poor Nations

Edinburgh-based charity, Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines or Galvmed, will manage a GBP17 million (USD24 million) donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help develop vaccines and medicines against livestock diseases including avian influenza, swine fever and Rift Valley fever in developing nations,

reported. The charity’s first project, which is already under way, seeks to combat East Coast fever, an illness endemic in 11 African countries.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.