This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Principally based on Projects R7229, R7357, R7985 and R7271. To boost
livestock production and improve people's health, researchers in
Tanzania have been working to increase people's knowledge of
brucellosis and bovine tuberculosis—diseases which cause long-term
illness in people and production losses in livestock. In Tanzania both
diseases are a growing problem, and lack of knowledge is the major
barrier to efforts to stop their spread. This work has involved
identifying the groups most likely to be affected by the diseases and
developing better ways of showing them how contamination can be
avoided—such as boiling milk, and taking extra care when handling raw
milk and placentas. Work to educate health practitioners and vets has
also given good results, because diseases like brucellosis are often
misdiagnosed and mistreated.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts on Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (15 pp.) taken from the CD.
AHP04, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 63.