Strengthening animal health services for horses and donkeys in South Sudan

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South Sudan

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USD 962,093

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In South Sudan, horses and especially donkeys play a central role both in cultivating the fields and as a means of transportation and valuable possession for the families.

In the state of Northern Bahr el Ghazal, the difficulties related to the conflict that is tearing South Sudan apart are significant: food insecurity, poor access to water, lack of health and vet services, etc. The animals that are vital for the people are neglected or even mistreated, and forgotten on the policy agenda.

The goal of the AWELAD project is to help stakeholders understand the importance of animal welfare.



The project aims to improve the health of horses and donkeys and raise awareness of animal welfare among people, including livestock owners, traders and government officials. In addition, community animal health workers (CAHWs) are trained in basic equine and donkey health issues and possible medical measures as well as provided with the necessary materials. Along the value chain, income generating activities are promoted in order to support the people in building sustainable livelihoods for them and their families.


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