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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.

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. | © www.grida.no/resources/8194, 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.

Tuesday 07. April 2020 / Category: Report, Vaccination for Africa, Global Food
The slums of African megacities are where we do research. | © Veterinarians without Borders

For the past few years, Veterinarians without Borders has been on track of global food fraud. Our research in this field regularly leads us to the slums of African megacities. As in all developing regions, the monitoring of food is rather insufficient there.

Saturday 04. April 2020 / Category: Report, Vaccination for Africa, Global Food

Food fraud can have consequences on health or financially. The latter are associated with additional costs for the consumer or economic losses for trade.

In terms of health, however, food fraud can lead to allergies or permanent physical damage, even to death of consumers!

Wednesday 01. April 2020 / Category: Report, Vaccination for Africa, Global Food
Food fraud = intentional deception of consumers with the aim of achieving a financial or economic gain. | © Veterinarians without Borders

Food fraud occurs when foodstuffs are placed on the market with the aim of achieving a financial or economic gain through intentional deception of consumers.

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30.04.20:

Danke allen IMPFEN FÜR AFRIKA-Tierärztinnen und Tierärzten!

Liebe IMPFEN FÜR AFRIKA-Tierärztinnen und Tierärzte!

Ihnen allen gilt unser ganz besonderer Dank! Durch Ihre tatkräftige, oft bereits langjährige,...

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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 Borders

Today is World Veterinary Day

The work of veterinarians is associated with great responsibility for animals and humans. Not only...

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Research to protect the poorest population on earth

At the Vetmeduni Vienna, the working group "Global Food Safety", headed by Prof. Dagmar Schoder...

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