Journal article

Strategies to increase adoption of animal vaccines by smallholder farmers with focus on neglected diseases and marginalized populations

Meritxell Donadeu, Nick Nwankpa, Bernadette Abela-Ridder, Baptiste Dungu

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases | Public Library of Science | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background Most smallholder farmers (SHFs) and marginalized populations (MPs) in Africa, Asia, and Latin America depend on livestock for their livelihoods. However, significant numbers of these animals do not achieve their potential, die due to disease, or transmit zoonotic diseases. Existing vaccines could prevent and control some of these diseases, but frequently the vaccines do not reach SHFs, especially MPs, making it necessary for specific vaccine adoption strategies. Principal findings Several strategies that have the potential to increase the adoption of animal vaccines by SHFs and MPs have been identified depending on the type of vaccines involved. The strategies differed depending ..

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