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For example, milk collection: Hygiene problems are not only associated with production, but also with distribution.

SAFE FOOD AND CLEAN WATER - A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT FOR ALL!

Everyone has a right to food, access to clean water, the right to education and development, a right to healthcare, a right to cultural identity and a right to habitat. Everyone has the right to live in dignity.

Unfortunately, however, food safety in many parts of Africa is completely ignored. This is a paradox, since consumers of the so-called 3rd and 4th worlds are precisely at greatest risk of infection. The reasons for this are:

  • food is produced under poor hygiene conditions,
  • the rate of germ-spread, which is high during food production and processing, is very high among the people involved,
  • the proportion of immunocompromised individuals is estimated at over 30% of the total population.

Infants, young children, pregnant women, the elderly, the sick, the immunocompromised and HIV / AIDS-positive patients are considered particularly vulnerable. In contrast to the general population, they have up to 600-times greater risk of developing a food-borne infectious disease.

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NACHRICHTEN

17.09.20:

Veterinarians are rare in Africa and often unaffordable for small farmers or pastoralists. Therefore, Veterinarians without Borders has enabled young Maasai to be trained as veterinarians to ensure the health of farm animals on site. | © Veterinarians without Borders

The importance of veterinarians for food safety

Veterinarians play a key role in food safety. Not only are they the first persons to contact...

14.09.20:

People in developing countries are particularly vulnerable to food fraud. | © Veterinarians without Borders

Our work in the slums of African megacities

For the past few years, Veterinarians without Borders has been on track of global food fraud. In...

11.09.20:

FAO's 75th anniversary in view of global COVID-19 pandemic

This year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) celebrates its 75th anniversary. With the...

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VIDEOCLIPS

Bernadeta Philipo auf ihrem Süßkartoffelfeld. In dem Video zeigt sie uns die traditionelle Art des Dampfgarens.| © Tierärzte ohne Grenzen

Dampfgaren auf traditionelle Art

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John Laffa sends Christmas greetings from Tanzania

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Maasai student Lucas Moreto successfully finishes diploma course!

We congratulate our Maasai student Lucas Moreto! As reported, Lucas is studying law at the TUDARCO...

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