In north-eastern Uganda, Karamojong pastoralists have been going through a difficult period since last summer. Drought combined with the impact of the war in Ukraine and insecurity has taken its toll on the most vulnerable. For our colleague Emmanuel Emaruk, pastoralism remains the best response to the challenges faced in Karamoja.
“The Lake Kivu region is an explosive cocktail for the emergence of a pandemic”
How can a potential new pandemic be eradicated before it even develops? Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium (VSF-B) is seeking answers to this problem, particularly in the Eastern Congo.
War in Ukraine: how VSF International is helping refugees
Every day for just over a month, thousands of people have been fleeing Ukraine. Often with their pets. These animals play a crucial role in the mental health of refugees in this extreme situation.
‘La Fabrique des Pandémies’ (The Pandemic Factory) – Preview in Brussels on 11 May 2022
Come and see this acutely relevant documentary and meet its creator and Dr Issa Ilou at Cinema Galeries.
A network to protect animal health in South Kivu
Charline Nabintu and Safi Ngomora live in South Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The two women have never met, but they have a lot in common. Despite the underlying insecurity, they have both chosen to devote their careers to animal health, serving livestock keepers in the region. Safi is a vet and Charline is a community animal health worker. This is a service of great benefit to society in a region where most of the population depend on livestock keeping for survival.
One Health: improving health risk management in Niger
Between 2017 and 2020, we implemented a programme with Médecins du Monde in Niger. Our aim was to improve health risk management by strengthening human and animal health services. This pilot project was guided by the principles of the One Health approach.
June 28: third anniversary of rinderpest eradication
On Saturday June 28, 2014 we celebrate the third anniversary of rinderpest eradication. On June 28, 2011 the international community officially declared the world free from rinderpest. At that moment, there had been no reported outbreaks of this viral animal disease for several years.