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UK charity supports centre producing vaccine against East Coast fever

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FOLLOWING significant investment by the Edinburgh-based charity the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed), a revamped African Union Centre for Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases (CTTBD) was officially launched in Lilongwe, Malawi, on December 5. The centre will be the sole producer of the ‘one shot for life’ Muguga cocktail vaccine against East Coast fever (ECF).

GALVmed has supported the CTTBD with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Government. Its support …

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