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Tackling animal diseases in the developing world together

Between 500 and 900 million people living in rural areas of developing countries depend on livestock for food security, nutrition, and transportation. In Africa, up to 50% of cash income is derived from livestock. However approximately 25% of livestock in developing countries die annually from preventable/treatable animal diseases, causing annual losses to national economies ranging from £10million-150million/year.

Dementia challenge: working with champion groups

England is at a cross roads. Big advances in average life expectancy mean that people are living longer. This is an extraordinary story of success but also brings many challenges – 1 in 3 people over 65 will develop dementia. 800,000 in the UK already have Dementia and this number will double in the next 30 years. Dementia is already estimated to cost £19bn a year, a huge cost to the economy.