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.