GEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS COVERED
- Manyara Region (Simanjiro District)
- To improve the health of donkeys in Manyara through access to veterinary services.
- To improve the performance and health of donkeys through capacity building of donkey owners and the community members on donkey welfare and health issues
MOBILE CLINIC VETERINARIANS:
- Dr. Dauson Katurisa
- Dr. Sabbath Bwanga
- Ms. Irene Wairimu (Para-‐vet)
MOBILE CLINIC ASISTANTS:
- Ms. Danielle Williams, MAWO USA representative
- Mr. Johnson Lyimo
- Mr. Victor Marco
- Animal Health College Students; Kilasi, Adam and Agnes (volunteers)
To improve the performance and health of donkeys through capacity building of donkey owners and the community members on donkey welfare and health issues • To have community animal health workers who understand the donkey healthy and welfare in
KEY NOTABLES (OUT-‐PUTS AND OUT-‐COMES)
The organizations, as part of its mandate carries out mobile clinics and ensure outreach on animal health to a certain levels as well as develop and deliver practical advice on the prevention and control of notifiable and endemic diseases for donkeys to the owners as a way to of improving their competency in managing animal welfare challenges and assisting in improving the welfare of animals in Tanzania
NUMBER OF DONKEYS REACHED
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NEXT MOBILE CLINIC LOCATIONS
DONKEY OWNER CASE STUDY
My name is Leboi Lemayani. I was born in Terat and I have lived there my entire life. I have two wives and six children thus make it a family of 9 people. We have been involved in pastoralimactivities and small scale farming to acquire our basic needs.
For many years now, we have been using donkeys as the backbone utility to run our lives although in reality we don’t appreciate these animals or give them something in return such as good medical care, food and shelter compared to other animals like cattle. We only take care of the animals we see as essential for giving direct benefits such as meat or milk hence we do not see donkeys as essential thus they do not require attention during production.
I really appreciate MAWO for being able to provide donkey education to the community here and around us on information on donkey rights and welfare since no one has ever given us this knowledge since my childhood.
I am very pleased about the information they have given us and I have begun to give focus to the trainings I received in caring for these animals. I promise to use the knowledge that I gain from MAWO to educate communities about importance of donkeys in our lives and the need to take care of them.
Networking is bearing positive results with more organizations coming together to advocate for better animals welfare and care and we intend to work with more and more organizations and community groups.
Mobile outreach clinics aimed at improving the welfare of animals is proving bring increased adoption of proper management practices of animal husbandry by the community members and improved welfare for the animals in Tanzania. Also it has improved the competency of community animal health workers.