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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.

Tuesday 28. July 2020 / Category: Report, Fieldwork, Poor food hygiene, Milkprotect, Stop Melamin, Global Food
People in developing countries are particularly vulnerable to 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 VACCINATE FOR AFRICA 2020. Our goal is to hold workshops on food fraud in the poorest regions of the world and to carry out on-site inspection. In cooperation with local food control authorities and universities, we train experienced...

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 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...

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.

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03.05.21:

6. Mai 2021: ÖTT-Tagung zum Thema "Verantwortung der Tierärztinnen und Tierärzte im Tierschutz"

Die Plattform "Österreichische Tierärztinnen & Tierärzte für Tierschutz" lädt zur 11....

20.04.21:

The United Nations world water development report 2021: valuing water | ©  United Nations

What is the true value of water?

Water is the base of all life. But when it comes to determining the monetary value of water,...

19.02.21:

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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