Botswana Vaccine Institute

Botswana Vaccine Institute LTD was established in 1979 as an autonomous and totally self-financing company wholly owned by the Government of Botswana (GoB). Since its establishment, BVI has forged a strong technical cooperation with Merial (the animal health division of Sanofi), a leader in the research, manufacture and supply of livestock vaccines. BVI was initially established to produce FMD vaccines to provide biological safeguards to ensure Botswana's livestock industry freedom against FMD and to maintain exports of animals and animal products worldwide which was the key export earner before discovery of minerals. However, over the years BVI has extended its mandate to produce other livestock vaccines including Foot and Mouth Disease vaccines-FMD, Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia Vaccine -CBPP, Peste des Petits Ruminants Vaccine-PPR, Anthrax vaccine and Quarter Evil/Blackquater vaccine.

These vaccines are now supplied not only for Botswana, but for most countries of sub-Saharan Africa with over 15 African countries annually supplied with more than 20 million doses of BVI vaccines over the last 3 years (2012-2014). Due to growing demand for FMD vaccines in the late 2000’s BVI conceived and built through raising capital from the local money market, a new BWP200 million state of the art FMD production plant officially opened in December 2010. Through this new lab today BVI is the only African lab able to provide purified FMD vaccines as well as offer emergency antigen banks. These new developments have the potential to unlock Africa’s hugely underutilized livestock resource through trade. BVI played a key role and was instrumental in the control and eventual eradication of Rinderpest globally, the first and only livestock disease to be eradicated. BVI produces its vaccines to International Standards (World Organization for Animals Health- OIE) as well as producing to Good Manufacturing Standards- GMP. BVI is certified against the BOS ISO 9001:2008 standards since 2007. BVI routinely sends its vaccines to the African Union Pan African Veterinary Vaccines Centre (AU PANVAC) for independent quality control testing.

BVI is the premier choice for supply of livestock vaccines; let us provide you with sustainable animal health solutions. 

VISION

BVI is committed to be the leader in the production of quality livestock vaccines.

MISSION

To support livestock industry by manufacturing relevant vaccines and providing services of the highest quality through utilization of the best technology, skilled and dedicated employees to combat economically devastating livestock diseases.

Through a network of partnerships, ehance adherence of sound manufacturing and environmentally friendly processes and remain sustainable.

VALUES

Teamwork

Total customer satisfaction

Employee first

Uphold HSE standards

Performance focus

Botho [respect,courtesy,humility]

LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES

Communicate effectively

Set direction and align team

Foster an environment of empowerment and excellence

Make decisions and enable others to make decisions. 

 

Products and Services: 

Aftovax™

INACTIVATED VACCINE AGAINST FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE IN RUMINANTS

Aftovaxpur™

PURIFIED INACTIVATED VACCINE AGAINST FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE IN RUMINANTS

Asymptol™

INACTIVATED VACCINE AGAINST TOXI-INFECTIONS DUE TO CLOSTRIDIUM CHAUVOEI (BLACKLEG)

Carbovax-c™

LIVE VACCINE AGAINST ANTHRAX, PREPARED FROM SPORES.

Peribov™

FREEZE - DRIED VACCINE AGAINST CONTAGIOUS BOVINE
PLEUROPNEUMONIA (CBPP)

PPR-VAC™

FREEZE - DRIED MODIFIED VIRUS VACCINE AGAINST PESTE DES PETITS RUMINANTS

Telephone: 
+267 391 2711
Fax: 
+267 395 6798
Postal Address: 
Private Bag 0031, Gaborone
Physical Address: 
Plot 6385/90, Lejara Road, Broadhurst
Town or City: 
Gaborone