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Open position: One Health Officer – HEAL Project

Job Title: One Health Officer - HEAL Project Location: Field project implementing locations (Yabello, Oromiya Region and Moyale in Somali Region) Responsible to: Regional Project Manager – HEAL Project, One Health Technical Advisor, VSF Suisse Country Director...

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Open position: Regional Finance Officer – HEAL Project

Job Title: Regional Finance Officer - HEAL Project Location: Addis Ababa with frequent travels to the field implementing locations Responsible to: Regional Project Manager – HEAL Project, VSF Suisse Country Director Key Relationships: Project Management...

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Open position: One Health Advisor – HEAL Project

Job Title: One Health Advisor - HEAL Project Location: Addis Ababa with frequent travels to the field implementing locations Responsible to: Regional Project Manager – HEAL Project, VSF Suisse Country Director Key Relationships: Project Management staff, technical...

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General Assembly 2018

We are pleased to invite our members to the General Assembly 2018 of VSF-Suisse. This year it takes place at the WALTER ZOO in Gossau. This will enable us to combine the statutory work with a visit to the zoo. At the General Assembly we will be able to report on our...

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«In just one day the locusts destroy the livelihoods of 35,000 people!»

«In just one day the locusts destroy the livelihoods of 35,000 people!»

Our program manager for East Africa, Frédérique Darmstaedter, informed on June 9th at the radio program CQFD on RTS about various questions regarding the current desert locust plague of the century in the Horn of Africa. We are very gald that we were able to draw more attention to this catastrophe!
This is a first success – but we will continue to fight for more visibility to the plague!

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Impressions from the milk value chain in Mali

Impressions from the milk value chain in Mali

VSF-Suisse has been supporting the local milk value chain for fifteen years. We connect livestock farmers with markets through various milk collection points, mini dairies and 88 milk sale points in the greater Bamako area and in the west of the country.

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The faces of the drought

The faces of the drought

23 September 2019 is the first official autumn day of the year, but the cooler temperatures can already be clearly felt. Again in this summer the heat had us firmly in its grip again and heat waves rolled mercilessly over us.

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Arbor Day In Togo

Arbor Day In Togo

Togo has long been among the countries with the highest deforestation rates in the world, even though its forests cover only little surface (6.8% of the national area in 2011). The protected Abdoulaye forest is one of the Togolese natural areas which have been most...

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General Assembly 2019

General Assembly 2019

We are looking forward to this year’s General Assembly on June, the 15th in the Aquatis Lausanne. As always, it is open to members and anyone who wants to become one!

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Vaccinate for Africa 2019

Vaccinate for Africa 2019

Little to go! Swiss veterinarians support their colleagues in Africa: This year VSF-Suisse's traditional vaccination week will take place for the 14th time. During this vaccination week, which will take place from 13-18 May 2019, veterinary clinics throughout...

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The Camel – Defying Droughts and Supporting Women!

The Camel – Defying Droughts and Supporting Women!

During droughts, food and water are scarce, animals become emaciated, give less milk, are more susceptible to disease and incur a higher mortality rate. As a result, thousands of cows, sheep and goats have fallen victim to droughts in Kenya in recent years.

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Dairy-sector learning tour visits VSF-Suisse Project in Kenya

Dairy-sector learning tour visits VSF-Suisse Project in Kenya

In March 2018, CELEP (Coalition of European lobbies for Eastern African pastoralism) organized a one-weak learning tour on dairy for representatives from West Africa to Kenya.
The first day of the CELEP learning tour brought the representatives to Isiolo to learn about camel milk cooperatives. This visit was organised by VSF-Suisse. Read more about the visit of the VSF-Suisse project in Isiolo!

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Kenya: Technology at the Service of Animal Health

Kenya: Technology at the Service of Animal Health

In Isiolo County (Kenya), herders usually live far away from veterinary health services. With the local veterinary authorities and our partner Biovision, we trained 18 members of the local communities in animal diseases reporting, and we equipped them with a smartphone.Thus, they are now able to diagnose and report the herds’ diseases to Isiolo’s veterinary services, who can then act quickly to stop the diseases’ propagation.

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Vaccinate for Africa 2017 : THANK YOU !

Vaccinate for Africa 2017 : THANK YOU !

Veterinarians and their clients support the ongoing training of smart young people in Africa: thanks to the commitment of veterinarians throughout all Switzerland, our 2017 “Vaccinate for Africa” week has already raised 37'141 Francs. This event was made possible by...

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