Nakurio – 25th June 2024 (Public Communication and Media Relations)

The County Government and Concern Worldwide have wound up the vaccination and treatment exercise that sought to curb the spread of the diseases across surge areas of Turkana East, South, and Central Sub-counties.

The 21-day-long exercise is the third phase and have managed to vaccinate and provide supportive treatment to 560,648 Livestock animals including cattle, goats, sheep, camels, and dogs.

Under Concern Worldwide’s Enhanced Drought and Emergency for Food and Nutrition Project, the Livestock have been vaccinated against Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCP) Peste Des Petits Ruminants (PPR) and deworming by the end of June 22nd, 2024.

The exercise, USAID-funded, aimed to improve livestock immunity and sustainable livelihoods through curbing the spread of livestock diseases.

It also aimed at boosting immunity in species specifically, sheep and goats, thus reducing losses and enhancing pastoralists’ livelihood.

County Chief Officer for Livestock Development Dr Ezekiel Etelej appreciated Concern Worldwide for the support in ensuring the department had surpassed the desired target of 506,000 livestock in the third round of vaccination.

“The eight teams overachieved the target reaching 110.8% translating to 560,648 livestock against a target of 506,000 animals benefitting 3,750 households,” said CO Etelej.

The chief officer also said the vaccination program is an intervention for building resilience and securing the livelihoods of the pastoralists in the County.

To conduct the exercise, the County veterinary officers and Concern Worldwide divided into eight teams to cover the areas.

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