WPF and BMGF Visit Mother Units and SHF in Morogoro
Silverlands Team led by National Marketing Manager, Mwanamvua Ngocho in a group photo with the visitors from World Poultry Foundation,and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation together with the one of the Mother Unit and Small Holder Farmers under APMI Project in Morogoro.
WPF and BMGF had time to visit Small Holder Farmers to see the improvement of household nutrition by increase productivity and production of meat and eggs.
They anticipate that a portion of the output would be consumed by the families, particularly children.
Anti-microbial resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and
development today. It is now a fast-growing public health challenge of our time.
It has the potential to affect people at any stage of life, as well as the healthcare, veterinary,
and agriculture industries.
It does not mean the body is becoming resistant to antibiotics; it is that bacteria have become
resistant to the antibiotics designed to kill them. A growing number of infections such as
pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhea and salmonellosis, and foodborne diseases are becoming
harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective.
Among the ways we can get anti-microbial resistance is from animals / birds:
-That were previously treated with antibiotics but the withdrawal period was not observed.
-That are fed with low doses of antibiotics in their feeds daily or on regular basis.
The misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process.
“A lack of effective antibiotics is as serious as security threat as a sudden and deadly disease
outbreak”, says Dr. Tendros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO.
Antibiotic resistance leads to longer hospital stays, higher medical costs and increased
mortality. The world is running out of antibiotics since very few antibiotics on the process of
development can address the condition.
Good nutrition, Proper disease prevention plan such as vaccination and good management
including high level of hygiene in farms will help to minimize and later on the condition.
The battle is real, it is ours all and the change begins with you. Let’s create a comfortable and
healthy environment for the future generation.