CoDE is at the forefront of exploring the ‘ecology of technology’ and a key driver in e-health. The partnership aimed to link new science in animal health to technological opportunities represented by the Internet of Things (IoT) and other advances. This was a significant step forward in the veterinary world, and now in collaboration with Zoetis and the university, vHive have won funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BGMF) to launch the A.L.P.H.A. (African Livestock Productivity and Health Advancement) initiative.
Professor Alan Brown, Co-Director of CoDE will be joining the A.L.P.H.A. project which will see vHive in Africa over the next 3 years, providing surveillance and digital innovation expertise to support Zoetis and the BMGF.
This is an initiative which seeks to holistically approach the development of a sustainable animal health market that will target farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa by mobilising the infrastructure, expertise and products currently available. Importantly, it aims to do this by improving livestock disease alleviation that will enhance small-holder farming productivity.