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Six-million-dollar investment to tackle the causes of foodborne disease in Ethiopia

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Principal food safety investigators conducted a press conference to launch four food safety programs in Ethiopia, 14–15 Feb 2019, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Left to right): Frank Arestrup, of the Technical University of Denmark; Kristina Rösel, of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI); Ashagri Zewdu, of Addis Ababa University; and Barbara Kowalcyk, of Ohio State University (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu).

The UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) are supporting four new research projects to address a broad set of robust and large-scale research priorities to guide program and policy efforts to improve food safety in Ethiopia. This will be achieved through a consortium of national and international research partners working together to support the country’s ongoing efforts.

This investment comes at a critical time, as the World Health Organization (WHO) reports the global burden of food safety to…

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2 thoughts on “Six-million-dollar investment to tackle the causes of foodborne disease in Ethiopia

  1. Firstly, I appreciate the initiatives of designing a project and allocating huge of amount of money to alleviate milk quality problems in Ethiopia. However, part of the funding need to be invested in changing the available knowledge on milk safety in Ethiopia into action/development , such as building the capacity/supporting of smallholder dairy producers and cooperatives in applying good management practices and introducing improved equipment, etc., involving all stakeholders to implement preventative/control measures, quality management strategies, and appropriate regulation inorder to minimize risks associated with milk production.

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