Innovative Disease Prevention for Animals and People

The pastoral population in Kenya often lives in confined spaces with their livestock. Since cattle are often infested by disease-carrying insects, the health risk for humans is very high.

Diseases transmitted by insects such as malaria or sleeping sickness are a primary health risk in developing countries, both for humans and their livestock. This project is using an innovative method whereby the cattle are treated with an environmentally friendly insecticide and then used as decoys. This controls various disease vectors and so protects both humans and livestock. In addition, the project works with a wide range of stakeholders from the health and veterinary sectors.


Stories from the project

Sealing Houses Reduces the Risk of Malaria

As part of the “Stop Malaria” project, Biovision and its partner organization icipe tested a new method for malaria prevention.

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Necessity is the mother of invention

In spite of coronavirus, the organisers have found a way to drive forward Biovision’s malaria prevention project in Kenya – and to help the population in terms of Covid-19 prevention. 

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How malaria can be kept in check

Malaria, just like many other infectious diseases, is transmitted by bloodsucking insects. A holistic approach can control these diseases and greatly reduce their incidence, as shown by the "Stop Malaria" project.

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Malaria quelled

In East Africa, infections are a constant danger. In flood-prone Malindi, Kenya, the high incidence of malaria has been significantly reduced – a great relief, especially now in the time of corona.

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