More than 500 hundred pastoralists’ households have benefited from a vaccination and treatment drive targeting five sub-counties.
The 10-days vaccination which started last week is being implemented jointly by the County Veterinary Services Directorate, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and VSF-Germany.
When he released the teams to the field last week, County Director of Veterinary Services Benson Longor revealed that the department had prioritised hotspot and key migratory routes where a huge number of livestock had converged mainly due to drought.
Dr. Longor said that the County Government had provided vaccines and drugs worth Sh3 million and directed the veterinary officers to ensure that all targeted areas are covered.
Until yesterday evening, 8174 livestock had been vaccinated in Turkana East mainly targeting Lokwamosing area, while the team in Turkana South had vaccinated 7368 in Lokapel and other areas within Katilu ward.
The veterinary team in Turkana North have vaccinated, dewormed and treated 30,231 livestock in Lokamarinyang, Napak and Kokuro.
Main targeted diseases in the jointly implemented vaccination and supported treatment targeting 120,000 livestock, includes Peste des Petit Ruminants (PPR), sheep and goat pox as well as deworming.
The two partners are also facilitating livestock off-take programme, which is being undertaken in Turkana Central targeting 1000 livestock in Nakurio, Kalimapus and Naipa.