Since 1996 Vetwork UK has provided technical support ranging from best-practice field implementation and impact assessment, through to policy reform for community-based animal health services and livestock interventions. We’ve also developed training materials and launched development education initiatives in the UK and overseas.
POLICY AND BEST-PRACTICE
GLOBAL: Support to the 2007: Support to LEGS
The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) have been developed as a set of international guidelines and standards for the design, implementation and assessment of livestock interventions to assist people affected by humanitarian crises.
For more information contact Cathy Watson.
GLOBAL: Community-based Animal Healthcare
In 2002 Vetwork UK produced the first comprehensive ‘how-to-do-it’ guide to community-based animal healthcare. The guide covers all aspects of community-based projects, from the initial participatory assessment to how to influence policy and network. Contributors include David Hadrill, Boniface Kaberia, Karen Iles, John Woodford and John Young.
Community-based Animal Healthcare: A Practical Guide to Improving Primary Veterinary Services, Catley, A., Blakeway, S., & Leyland, T. (Eds.). ITDG Publications, London, 360 pages, 2002.
• French version - for more information visit http://www.karthala.com
SOMALI AREAS: Review of Community-based Animal Health Systems
In 1999 we conducted a policy review of experiences in community-based animal health services in Somalia, eastern Ethiopia and northeast Kenya, on behalf of the Organization of African Unity/Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources.
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ETHIOPIA: Policy Support to Primary Veterinary Service Delivery
From 1996 we provided technical support to Save the Children Fund UK's community animal health and restocking work in south-east and northern Ethiopia and up to March 1998, also supported SCF UK's Veterinary Services Support Project in south-east Ethiopia. This project worked with regional government to understand options for economic and structural reform of veterinary services, define regional policy and offer assistance to private practitioners.
Catley, A. and Walker, R., 1997. Somali ethnoveterinary medicine and private animal health services: Can old and new systems work together? Proceedings of the International Conference on Ethnoveterinary Medicine, Research and Development. Pune, India, 4-6 November, 1997. PDF file (187 KB)
Catley, A., Mohammed Sh. Said, Mohammed Ali Farah, Ahmed Sh. Mohammed and Ismail M. Handule, 1997. Veterinary Services in the Somali National Regional State, Ethiopia: A Situation Analysis. Save the Children (UK)-Regional Bureau of Agriculture Veterinary Services Support Project, Somali National Regional State. SCF(UK), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. PDF file (798 KB)
Catley, A., 1999. The Herd Instinct: Children and Livestock in the Horn of Africa. Save the Children Working Paper 21. Save the Children UK, London
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