The Malawi-based CTTBD has manufactured and sold animal vaccines for over 30 years. The centre has undergone a revamp to include state-of-the art vaccine production and research equipment for quality assurance and production of the East Coast Fever vaccination. It is working with partners such as Bases and Datos, Exopol, GALVmed, Heifer Malawi, the International Livestock Research Institute, Intervet, Pfizer, SADC TADS, Small Scale Investment Programme, Small Scale Livestock Promotional Programme.
GALVmed, is a non-profit organisation that makes livestock vaccines, diagnostics and medicines accessible and affordable through its partnerships. It is currently funded through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development. GALVmed invested US$1.7 million in ECF equipment and training for CTTBD to produce the ECF vaccine. It facilitated and funded the training of CTTBD technicians at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).