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We aspire to grow access to veterinary care through our African Livestock Productivity and Health Advancement (A.L.P.H.A.) initiative. See how we’re making a difference for animal health and farmer livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa.

See our progress in advancing care for animals, expanding access to veterinary care, and training veterinary professionals. 

A.L.P.H.A. Infographic

2017-2020 update

Now in its fourth year, the Zoetis A.L.P.H.A. initiative has dramatically improved livestock health and farmers’ livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Advancing care

Access to medicine and technology is at the heart of our sustainable development goals.

656,000 diagnostic tests performed overall, with 1970 diagnostic kits sold to date.

1.7B doses of vaccines and medicines have been administered over 4 years.

20x more products submitted for registration approval than originally available – from 4 to 85.

Expanding access

Establishing new facilities ensures the sustainability of animal health and economic development.

10 labs are fully operational for local veterinarians in our target regions.

978 professionals including laboratory personnel trained on diagnostic topics via face-to-face and virtual masterclasses.

Scaling impact

Shifting to digital trainings had a positive impact, expanding the reach of training activities.

13,234 farmers, veterinarians and para-veterinarians were trained overall.

657,800+ people reached via the train-the-trainer programs provided

579 representatives attended distributor training through 2020

Keeping livestock is an essential source of income for nearly 600 million households

Regional update

Population demographics 1 icon = 10 million


1,100+ serum samples were tested in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital

72,000+ poultry tests were performed in Chi Farms Lab

5 labs that are fully operational were opened in 2018-2020

Last mile outreach

Coolfinity fridges provided “last mile” service for vaccines and cold storage


13 products now available, in a region with zero Zoetis presence before 2019

50+ veterinarians joined virtual World Antibiotic Awareness week workshops

Poultry Aid

A new agreement signed between Jimma University and Vetmedu Vienna with support of Zoetis forming an extension to the Poultry Centre of Excellence


1,900 professionals trained by the team and partners such as Nelson Mandela University

2 labs that are fully operational were opened last year

5 labs that are fully operational were opened in 2018-2020

21% of people trained through the initiative were women

Pooled Vaccination

Pooled Vaccination campaign was launched in 2020 with para-vets service to the small holders on vaccination and technical advice


4,680 poultry tests in partnership with Makerere University

10,000+ cattle were tested in Butalangu and Nabitanga in partnership with UMPCU

31% of people trained through the initiative were women

26 swine farms

Received technical and advisory services through Pooled Vaccination project in partnership with Vetline