Zoetis Celebrates A.L.P.H.A. Initiative’s Five-Year Anniversary and Progress Toward Improved Livestock Health and Farmers’ Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa
ZAVENTEM, BELGIUM – June 28, 2022 – Zoetis today reported on progress during the five years of its African Livestock Productivity and Health Advancement (A.L.P.H.A.) initiative to establish sustainable veterinary care including access to vaccines, medicines and diagnostic services in Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania and Ethiopia. The initiative, co-funded with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, concludes its five years of progress by improving livestock health, productivity and farmers’ livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa.
“The A.L.P.H.A. initiative has helped veterinarians enhance their technical knowledge, while supporting farmers improve productivity and make the sector more sustainable. Farmers in the region now embrace better farming practices and are improving their profitability, income and quality of life,” said Dr Olutoyin Catherine Adetuberu, President of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA), who presented her experience on the impacts of the initiative in Nigeria at the anniversary event in Brussels.