health community agent trained
people treated and sensitized
shepherds trained on health of their own herds
ONE HEALTH integrated approach. North Horr
Over the last 3 years, CCM has been investing on One Health as a programmatic strategy. One Health is an integrated approach to the health sphere, being aware human, animal and environmental health are strictly intertwined. In particular, we are starting a new project in Marsabit County (North Horr sub-county), focusing on One Health with the nomadic pastoral community of the area. The project aims at improving the access and coordination of human and animal health servicesand of early warning and response systems to dangerous events that could put the shepherds communities’ health in North Horr sub-county at risk.
In particular, the project shall:
Improve the access, prompt reference and coordination of the sanitary and vet servicesfor shepherd communities and their livestock, through the involvement of health community agents and the implementation of mobile clinic activities
Increase the shepherd communities awareness of good hygienic practices, risks of animal-to-man zoonosis transmission and the common prevention measures
Diversifying families saving capabilities and reducing their economic vulnerability due to sanitary and vet expenses.
Improving the decision-making processes and the prompt response actions to climatic changes, through the integration of the environmental traditional knowledge with sustainable scientific-technological.
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.
Smiles of African Mothers is CCM’s Campaign
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