Integrated control of East Coast Fever constraining livelihoods of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa
|Coordinating organisation:||International Livestock Research Institute|
Development of a vaccine to sustainably control the killer disease of livestock - East Coast Fever - that affects the livelihoods of the poor in smallholder production systems in eastern, central and southern Africa.
This proposal will develop an improved vaccine to prevent losses that poor African farmers incur from East Coast Fever (ECF), a fatal tick-transmitted disease of cattle in eastern, central and southern Africa. ILRI has already developed a vaccine, based on a parasite antigen that reduces the incidence of severe ECF by 50%. The project will focus on identifying additional parasite antigens to enhance the level of protection. These antigens will lead to development of a multi-component sub-unit vaccine that will be highly efficacious, safe, affordable and easy to deliver to poor farmers. The project will exploit new opportunities in science, particularly the availability of the complete genome sequence of Theileria parva, the causative organism of ECF, and novel technologies for antigen identification and presentation.
|Budget (in &euro):||7381776|
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|Last editing:||2006-08-03 17:24:04|