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In our media centre you can find a collection of news, photographs, video clips, radio reports and documents that follow our work. Unless otherwise stated, VSF has the copyright to all downloadable multimedia files. The publication (print, web etc.) is free of charge only in connection with an article about VSF.

Friday 24. July 2020 / Category: Report, Fieldwork, Sandawe, Mobile Agrar-Schule, Global Food
VSF trainee Meshack Dionis proudly shows us his first rice harvest! | © Veterinarians without Borders

Meshack Dionis is proud of his first rice harvest! Last year he took part in our ongoing training programme Mobile school for Sandawe agro-pastoralists. Thanks to heavy rainfalls in his region, Meshack has decided to grow rice. The young plants were provided to him by with Veterinarians without Borders.

"The rice is of very good quality!", tells us Meshack during...

Tuesday 21. July 2020 / Category: Report, Vaccination for Africa
IMPFEN FÜR AFRIKA steht dieses Jahr ganz im Zeichen des Welternährungstages. | © Tierärzte ohne Grenzen

Bedingt durch die bundesweiten Einschränkungen nach Auftreten von COVID-19 und deren massive Auswirkungen auf die Tierärzteschaft haben wir den Termin für unsere Aktion IMPFEN FÜR AFRIKA auf den 12. bis 18.10.2020 verschoben.

Unser aktuelles Hilfsprojekt Globaler Lebensmittelbetrug - Zeit zu handeln!, dem die Spenden von IMPFEN FÜR AFRIKA zugutekommen, ist...

Tuesday 30. June 2020 / Category: Report, Fieldwork, Poor food hygiene, Milkprotect, Stop Melamin, Global Food

For our ongoing projects we have been able to win a renowned international airline as a partner. It covers 100 % of our flight costs. With its more than 160 destinations worldwide, we can act even more flexibly in the future.

With regard to our project "Global Food Fraud - Time for action", this cooperation enables us to hold workshops and provide...

Thursday 30. April 2020 / Category: Report, Vaccination for Africa, Maasai, Pastoralists, Global Food
Danke allen IMPFEN FÜR AFRIKA-Tierärztinnen und Tierärzten!

Ihnen allen gilt unser ganz besonderer Dank! Durch Ihre tatkräftige, oft bereits langjährige, Unterstützung von IMPFEN FÜR AFRIKA ermöglichen Sie es uns, schnell und unbürokratisch jenen Menschen in Ostafrika zu helfen, für die eine tierärztliche Versorgung keine Selbstverständlichkeit ist. Das gilt gleichermaßen für pastorale Gesellschaften und ihre Viehherden, als auch für die...

Thursday 30. April 2020 / Category: Report, Maasai, Maasai scholarships, Pastoralists
Tumaini Laban Moreto is the first veterinarian of her people after completing her Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Medicine at Kilimanjaro Training College. | © Veterinarians without BordersYoung Maasai Mnyandoe Laban completed the training "Ordinary Diploma in Animal Health and Production". Since then, Mnyandoe has been providing valuable veterinary assistance on site. | © Veterinarians without Borders

The work of veterinarians is associated with great responsibility for animals and humans. Not only are they experts on animal health. For many pet owners, the vet is also a savior in need, they encourage or give comfort.

In developing countries, veterinary work focuses on livestock farming. Sudan, Ethiopia and Tanzania are those African countries with the largest numbers of...

Friday 24. April 2020 / Category: Report, Vaccination for Africa, Global Food

At the Vetmeduni Vienna, the working group "Global Food Safety", headed by Prof. Dagmar Schoder (President of Veterinarians without Borders), conducts research on this important topic. In 2008, the group was able to uncover a food scandal concerning milk powder in Africa that was contaminated with melamine and lead. Prof. Schoder was thus...

Tuesday 21. April 2020 / Category: Report, Vaccination for Africa, Global Food
Even low concentrations of harmful substances in baby food have serious consequences for babies and toddlers. | © Veterinarians without Borders

Africa depends on milk powder imports due to food bottlenecks. In addition, mothers are often malnourished or HIV-positive. To feed their babies, they depend on milk powder. But: Even low levels of harmful substances have serious consequences for babies and toddlers.

Friday 17. April 2020 / Category: Report, Vaccination for Africa, Global Food
Baby food contaminated with harmful substances endangers the health of thousands of children. | © Veterinarians without Borders

The market for milk powder and infant foods is particularly vulnerable to fraud. For example, cheap urea or melamine is added to the milk powder to fake an increased protein content, or the highly toxic and carcinogenic formaline to ensure longer durability.

Tuesday 14. April 2020 / Category: Report, Vaccination for Africa, Global Food
This year, our annual campaign VACCINATION FOR AFRICA is dedicated to the combat against global food fraud. | © Veterinarians without Borders

This is the title of the current aid project of Veterinarians without Borders and at the same time the focus of the campaign VACCINATION FOR AFRICA 2020. Our goal is to hold workshops on food fraud in the poorest regions of the world and to carry out control examinations of food on-site. In cooperation with local food control authorities and universities professionals are trained....

Friday 10. April 2020 / Category: Report, Vaccination for Africa, Global Food
An incredible 72 percent of the urban African population, that is about 300 million people, live in slums. | ©, Riccardo Pravettoni

Did you know that, in Africa alone, about 300 million people live in slums? This corresponds to the total population of Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland and Austria! Slum dwellers are purchasing their staple foods on the black market. Many of these foods are of inferior quality, adulterated or harmful to health.

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Happy Easter!

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Meshack Dionis attended our trainings last year. During our visit he showed us his pearl millet field and then planted a fig seedling. © | Veterinarians without Borders

Mobile agricultural school is now in its third year

Our project to help small-scale farmers in Tanzania in the form of a mobile school has entered its...

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Steam cooking in the traditional way

Sweet potatoes are very popular in Africa. In Tanzania, many small traders sell steamed sweet...

John Laffa sends Christmas greetings from Tanzania

Our Tanzanian employee John Laffa wishes all supporters and friends of Veterinarians without...

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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