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Veterinary para professionals and Community Animal Health Workers
Veterinary paraprofessionals or paravets are trained at an intermediary-level (6 months - 2 years). They often apply routine activities such as vaccination, deworming but may as well treat livestock when university-trained veterinarians are not close.
Community Animal Health Workers, Village Vets, Voluntary Veterinary Workers are often trained for a number of weeks only. They are present in many countries and provide basic animal health services. Both VPPs and CAHWs are often persons with a background in livestock rearing selected from the local community.
Animal Health Works is working with private and public organisations in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal to support VPPs and CAHWs in delivering their services
ASSESSMENT OF THE VETERINARY FIELD UNITS IN AFGHANISTAN
Contractor: DCA-Livestock Programs
Duration of activity: Fall 2019
Analysis and reporting on Veterinary Field Units currently operational in Afghanistan, including gaps, needs and recommendations for strengthening the VFU Network.
For more information, see website of DCA-Livestock Programs:
ACCREDITATION OF COMMUNITY ANIMAL HEALTH WORKERS
Duration of activity: Since Sept 2018 - with multiple missions into South-East Asia
Developing and operationalize accreditation for Community Animal Health Workers (CAHWs)
Guidelines to CAHW accreditation
Training development and support for the CAHW Training Team to conduct Training of Trainers and oversee the training of CAHWs
Monitoring and evaluation of CAHW skills and performances
Support to policy development on prudent use of antimicrobials by CAHWs
Duration of activity: Oct-Nov 2017
Developing approaches to
Training Needs Analysis for Community Animal Health Workers and
National accreditation of Community Animal Health Workers
Monitor activities and skills of CAHWs
TRAINING ON SERO-SURVEY DESIGN FOR BRUCELLOSIS AND PPR
OIE regional conference on Veterinary Para professionals
Participation in this conference
Organised by OIE (subregional office SE Asia) and GALVMED
The regional conference on VPPs in Asia featured presentations from representatives of Veterinary Authorities, VSBs and educational institutes of regional countries, as well as experts on the activities of VPPs from international and regional organisations. The regional conference aimed to:
1. increase understanding of OIE’s conception of the scope of VPPs as stipulated in the OIE Terrestrial Code and with reference to the OIE PVS tool and the importance of VPPs in the global development field in terms of the delivery of quality Veterinary Services;
2. review the current situation of VPPs in Asia, notably their training, qualification and status, and the challenges they are experiencing;
3. review the realities of the needs of the Veterinary Services in the field in Asia and discuss how best VPPs may contribute to the delivery of quality Veterinary Services in cooperation with other cadres of actors, notably veterinarians and CAHWs;
4. review the on-going OIE work of identifying minimum competencies for the three streams of VPPs and developing guidelines on core training curricula from the viewpoint of regional applicability;
5. explore options for recognising, accrediting and regulating VPPs in the delivery of quality Veterinary Services that are appropriate to individual countries’ contexts.
TRAINING OF LEADERS TO TRAIN CAHWs ON FMD PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Contractor: Massay University - New Zealand
Country: Lao PDR and Myanmar
Beneficiaries: Staff of DAH and LBVD of Lao PDR and Myanmar respectively
being trained as trainers to train township and district veterinary officers to train VVWs and CAHWs on FMD prevention and control
The objective is to train a cadre of 6 (Myanmar) and 4 (Lao) English speaking veterinary officers (who understand the reality of district-level and township-level animal health officers) to train district-level and township-level officers in how Community Animal Health Workers and farmers can most effectively prevent/control FMD
This training was followed-up with technical backstopping in Lao PDR at time trained cadre cascaded their training to district veterinary officers and to village veterinary workers.
PRIMARY ANIMAL HEALTH SERVICES IN AFGHANISTAN: A MODEL FOR THE FUTURE
Contractor: Directorate of Animal Health and Production, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock
Beneficiary: Public and private organizations working with veterinary para-professionals
Duration: February - May 2016
The objective was to take stock of current models for delivery of private animal health services and contract disease control activities for the Directorate of Animal Health, identification of gaps and needs and developing an integrated and well-accepted model for delivery of animal health services by private (para)vets. This includes KAP surveys, questionnaires, workshops and focus group discussions with stakeholders in both the private and public domain of veterinary services.
Details of the outcome of this evaluation can be requested here.