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Do livestock vaccines help reduce global hunger and poverty?

Brian Perry, a former senior scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Nairobi, Kenya, now a visiting professor of tropical veterinary medicine at the University of Oxford, in the latest issue of a newsletter produced jointly by Oxford, the Jenner Institute and the International Animal Health Institute, all in the United Kingdom, writes:

‘While vaccines are almost universally recognised as the most effective tools to prevent infectious diseases, the justification for livestock vaccines research, and certainly for embarking on disease eradication, now demands a more quantitative and comparative understanding of the future benefits to be reaped by different stakeholders . . . .’

Read more . . . (Jenner Vaccine Foundation News)

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