health workers and veterinarians trained
people visited and treated thanks to the mobile clinic
Awareness raised/people educated on hygiene and health
ONE HEALTH approach. In Filtu
80% of the population in the Somali region are shepherds. Due to their constant movement around the region and their cultural and behavioural dynamics, shepherds are rarely inclined to resort to conventional health services. In this region, health services are scarce and insufficient. This contributes to critical health indicators in the area, characterized by high infant mortality rates and a high incidence of infectious diseases, particularly zoonosis (diseases transmitted from animals to humans).
Recognizing the close connection and interaction between shepherds, the environment and animals, the project intends to use the One Health approach. This promotes an integrated model of human, animal and environmental health which is well adapted to the characteristics and needs of the nomadic shepherds.
Action is focused in the Filtu and Dekasuftu districts in the Liben zone of the Somali region.
The One Health approach focuses on the interrelation of human, animal and environmental health. It aims to develop cross-sectorial and cross-level interventions which address and reduce health risks.
One Health is thus closely linked to nutritional outcomes: it contributes to sufficient and safe food from healthy animals and environment through veterniary and environmental and agricultural services and it promotes a diverse micro-nutrient rich diet. In the frame of this approach CCM developed a project in Filtu, in partnership with CISP, in order to strengthen the strategies of prevention of health and veterinary emergencies and the resilience of postoralist communities.
What you can do
Comitato Collaborazione Medica CCM is a NGO committed to promote the right to health and ensure access to essential health care in Africa and in Italy. For 50 years, we have been building upon the skills of local health workers to ensure the provision of quality care to the most vulnerable communities.
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