Animal and human health

Objective

The program seeks to effectively manage or eliminate livestock, zoonotic and food-borne diseases that matter to the poor through the generation and use of knowledge, technologies and products, leading to higher farmer incomes and better health and nutrition for consumers and livestock.

Recent accomplishments

Instrumental in global initiatives, for example, in the World Health Organization strategy for cysticercosis control.

Introduction of technologies, policies, training and certification for informal milk traders benefiting 6.5 million consumers in India and Kenya and generating tens of millions of dollars in economic benefits.

Development of a Rift Valley fever decision-support framework protecting around 50 million people in East Africa.

ILRI News on Animal and human health