Vaccination campaign delivery for the FAO livestock sub-programme in Mozambique
KYEEMA is implementing the poultry vaccination component of a European Union (EU) funded FAO project to tackle food and nutrition insecurity in Mozambique. The project is currently operating in Tete and Zambezia provinces and will expand across the country. Key activities include supporting the government to produce a quality assured I-2 vaccine for Newcastle disease, training of community vaccinators and extension workers in poultry husbandry and health as well as local nutrition education on the value of poultry products, food hygiene and healthy eating plans. A big part of what we do includes coordination and evaluation of the impact of vaccination campaigns in the community. These started in Tete in March 2015 with subsequent campaigns in both Tete and Zambezia in July and November 2015. On the advent of the next campaign in March this year, we reflect on what’s involved in a campaign and the impact to date. We also examine the main challenges and present proposed solutions going forward.