MSD Animal Health sponsors Bóthar airlift

Seamus Maguire, General Manager MSD Animal Health; Niamh Mulqueen, Corporate Affairs Director B�thar; and pilot, Jim Gavin.
Seamus Maguire, General Manager MSD Animal Health; Niamh Mulqueen, Corporate Affairs Director B�thar; and pilot, Jim Gavin.

MSD Animal Health has joined forces with international aid agency Bóthar to deliver a cargo of life-changing livestock to almost 800 rural Rwandan families still living with the consequences of the country’s genocide.

The ‘Bóthar Ark’ is the largest of its kind in the world, with 5,300 animals set to be delivered to the families over a five day mission.

Speaking of the 25th anniversary delivery, Bóthar CEO Dave Moloney said: “MSD Animal Health heard about our trip and offered to support us on it. We seized on the opportunity as having the healthcare provider on board as an official sponsor is a significant financial injection for such an important and costly trip.”

Welcoming the partnership, Seamus Maguire, General Manager MSD Animal Health said: “MSD is delighted to be able to support Bóthar Ark with this fantastic project. The gift of quality food and income through these animals will literally change lives.

“We’re particularly impressed with how Bóthar prepares the recipient families so that they have the animal husbandry skills to look after the heifers, goats, pigs and chicks. They are doing incredible work, and we are proud to support their mission.”