Conference on The Promise and Potential of Animal Vaccines in Global Health

May 10, 2024, 10:00 am4:30 pm
Guyot Hall, Room 100
Students, Faculty, Fellows & Staff



Event Description

Animal vaccines help maintain healthy livestock and poultry populations, improve food safety, and reduce the transmission of zoonotic disease to humans.  However, the extent of routine vaccination among food-producing animals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is low, and considerably lags vaccination rates in high income countries (HICs). Many of the existing gaps in the area of vaccine development and deployment for terrestrial food-producing animals could be hugely aided by better science, changes in policy and increases in funding. Improvement could simultaneously help mitigate climate change and pandemic risk, tackle antimicrobial resistance, and fight poverty. Few global investments could claim to have similarly broad benefits at so modest a cost.  The purpose of this meeting, which includes experts both at Princeton and outside, is to discuss the broader value of animal vaccines beyond the more direct effects on animal welfare and health and to set out a roadmap for how they could be scaled up and used more effectively to improve health and wellbeing worldwide. 

Please register by email to Laura Matecha at [email protected]. Open to Princeton University undergrads, postgrads, faculty, and staff.

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