Commitment to Action

Food Security & Eradication of African Trypanosomiasis

Commitment by

Vestergaard Frandsen Inc.

In 2011, Vestergaard Frandsen committed to increase livestock productivity in the area around Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo by addressing the debilitating impacts of the Tsetse fly, a bug that causes Animal African Trypanosomiasis (AAT) and Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT). Vestergaard Frandsen intends to implement and assess the impact of insecticidal Livestock Fences on decreasing AAT & HAT. A key objective in this project is to measure the impact of the intervention through a variety of metrics.

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Commitment

Food Security & Eradication of African Trypanosomiasis

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

4 years

Estimated Total Value

$176,000

Region

Africa

Countries

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Commitment by

Vestergaard Frandsen Inc.

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Julienne Walandila Sumbu, Georges Tshilenge, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Laboratoire Vétérinaire de Kinshasa, Justin Masumu, University of Greenwich