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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 17. September 2020 / Category: Report, Fieldwork, Poor food hygiene, Milkprotect, Stop Melamin, Global Food
Veterinarians are rare in Africa and often unaffordable for small farmers or pastoralists. Therefore, Veterinarians without Borders has enabled young Maasai to be trained as veterinarians to ensure the health of farm animals on site. | © Veterinarians without Borders

Veterinarians play a key role in food safety. Not only are they the first persons to contact whenever the welfare of farm animals is in question. They bear a great responsibility towards society by administering medicines in case of illnesses and not least by inspecting meat of slaughtered animals.

Antibiotic resistances in developing countries are only one example, how serious the consequences...

Monday 14. September 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

For the past few years, Veterinarians without Borders has been on track of global food fraud. In 2008, we managed to reveal a food scandal over milk powder in Africa contaminated with melamine and lead. Due to food shortages, Africa is dependent on milk powder imports. In addition, mothers are often malnourished or HIV positive. To feed their babies, they depend on milk powder. But:...

Wednesday 12. August 2020 / Category: Report, Fieldwork, Sandawe, Mobile Agrar-Schule, Global Food
VSF trainee Bernadeta Philipo is thankful for the good pumpkin harvest this year. | © Veterinarians without Borders

Pumpkins are among the oldest cultivated plants in the world and are not only popular in our country. For the Sandawe in East Africa, they are an important staple food and are regularly on the menu of every family. Reason enough for VSF staff member John Laffa and the trainees of our project Mobile school for Sandawe agro-pastoralists to also plant pumpkins. Fortunately,...

Friday 31. July 2020 / Category: Report, Fieldwork, Poor food hygiene, Milkprotect, Stop Melamin, Global Food
In Africa and Asia alone, an incredible 770 million people suffer from hunger. | © Veterinarians without Borders

The World Food Day should draw attention to the fact that millions of people worldwide are still suffering from hunger. The concern about whether the next meal will provide enough food for oneself and the family is unfortunately omnipresent for many people in developing countries, but it is hardly imaginable for people in...

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...

Monday 27. November 2017 / Category: Report, Maasai scholarships, Fieldwork, Cattle

The so-called East Coast Fever (ECF) is a disease caused by parasites of cattle, goats and sheep in countries along the East African Pacific Coast. It is transmitted by ticks. In Tanzania, there is a general lack of veterinarians for the treatment of livestock.

In order to counteract this and other animal diseases, a project was launched in 2015 to provide training for qualified livestock...

Monday 25. April 2016 / Category: Video, Fieldwork, Africa, DocKnow, Poor food hygiene, Children, Maasai, Milkprotect, Cattle, Secure milk

In diesem Video geben wir Ihnen Einblicke in unsere vielfältige Arbeit vor Ort in Afrika. Sie erfahren über die Hintergründe unserer Projekte und unseren Ansatz für effiziente Hilfe. Eine Rede des engagierten Schauspielers Sean Penn, der unsere Arbeit unterstützt, rundet den Bericht ab. Hier geht's zum Video.

Tuesday 28. April 2015 / Category: Picture, Fieldwork, Maasai

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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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VIDEOCLIPS

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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