Under one of NVRI’s mandate of developing and producing animal vaccines to meet national demand, NVRI and Propcom Mai-karfi have collaborated to optimize the institute’s production capacity, increasing the production of the NDV I-2 vaccine, and partnering on its marketing and distribution.
The Kano outstation will additionally cover Katsina, Jigawa, and Bauchi states. Statistically, every year rural chicken farmers lose 50-100% of their flocks to Newcastle Disease which is most prevalent during the harmattan season. The outstation will carry out activities that will improve the supply chain and distribution, rural service delivery, and promotion of NDVI-2 .This will increase the ability of chicken owners and vaccinators to access the NDV I-2 vaccine for the vaccination of poultry against Newcastle Disease, and which will result in increased survival and production of local chickens.
In a speech delivered by the acting Executive Director of the institute, Dr. Shamaki stated that the vaccines will not make the desired impact if they do not reach the farmers and especially rural poultry farmers who are usually left out in planning disease control programmes in livestock and especially poultry. He noted that having produced 12,000,000 doses of the vaccine between 2008 and 2015, NVRI had partnered with Propcom Mai-karfi and Agriprojects Concepts International Limited to establish a vaccine supply chain and vaccination services to rural areas of Niger, Plateau, Bauchi, Jigawa, Nasarawa, Benue, Gombe, and Kaduna