Community-based Animal Health Workers: Where Are We Now? Lessons from Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Sudan

Community-based Animal Health Workers: Where Are We Now? Lessons from Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Sudan
By USAID East Africa Resilience Learning Project February 2015

A policy brief on evidence on community-based animal health workers in Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Sudan.

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At community-level, CAHWs are seen as valuable service providers and outperform other types of animal health care in most aspects of service provision. The main constraint is the supply of veterinary medicines in contexts of mixed policy support to veterinary privatization and limited government capacity to ensure the quality of imported or locally-manufactured medicines. In Kenya, these issues are compounded by a lack of policy or legislative support to CAHWs, combined with weak service provision by other providers in pastoralist areas