Kyeema working on village chicken vaccination program in Ethiopia.

In May 2020, Kyeema Foundation was officially registered in Ethiopia. Since then, our Ethiopian Country Director, Bethelehem Zewde, has been busy setting up the new office, recruiting two new staff members, Dr Hailu Mazengia and Yanduamlak Belete, and starting up a new program on village chicken vaccination against Newcastle disease!

Ethiopia staff

Kyeema office staff (right to left): Bethelehem Zewde (Country Director), Dr Hailu Mazengia (Livestock Veterinary Advisor) and Yanduamlak Belete (Administration and Finance Officer).

In partnership with CARE Ethiopia and SNV (Netherlands Development Organisation), Kyeema is participating in the Upscaling vaccination service for the village poultry sector in selected rural areas in Ethiopia’ project, as part of the USAID Feed the Future Livelihoods For Resilience Activity. The project is taking place in Amhara, Sidama, Tigray and SNNP regions of Ethiopia. The main goal is to improve poultry health in households through training Vet Vendors in the regions in sustainable Newcastle disease control as a business. The ultimate goal is to maximise the number of households participating in regular Newcastle disease vaccination of their chickens, which means less chickens dying and improved nutrition and income generating opportunities at household level.