Reference : V-P-SD-E-01193
Date : 05/2006
Country/Region : SUDAN
Caption : Dar El Salaam. Training community-based animal health workers.
Photographer : HEGER, Boris
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Story from the field 30/05/2006 :

The Community Animal Health Workers training, or CAHW, is an integral part of the ICRC's economic security programme in Sudan, and was first implemented in the south of the country during the conflict there alongside similar programmes run by other agencies.

The ICRC began CAHW training in western and southern Darfur in the spring of 2005. Pastoralists and other participants travelled huge distances to attend sessions in Garcila, Buram and Nyala.

In northern Darfur, following an in-depth needs assessment last November, a 10-day basic training course for herders, pastoralists and nomads was held in Dar Zaghawa. Today agro-pastoralists in Dar Al-Salaam south of Al-Fashir are also being trained, and another course is planned for nomads who have plied the north-south migration routes around Kabkabiye, west of Al-Fashir since time immemorial.

The CAHW programme has a two-fold aim: to teach people basic veterinary skills so they can run clinics and treat sick animals in areas where there are no veterinary services, and to enable them to do this in a way that will be financially self-sustainable. The programme is intended to complement, but is not directly linked to, animal vaccination campaigns being organized by the ICRC in many parts of Darfur.

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