- Search Results
 
 
USAID FED, MOA Launch Livestock Vaccination Campaign
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2016

Montserrado County Flag

 

 

USAID FED, MOA Launch Livestock Vaccination Campaign

MONROVIA, February 28 (LINA) - Liberia's Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), in partnership with USAID Feed the Future, has launched the 2016 annual livestock vaccination campaign against the Peste des Petitts Ruminants (PPR) disease.

According to a press release, the vaccination was launched at the Ministry of Agriculture in Gardnersville, outside of Monrovia.

The PPR is a profoundly damaging disease in sheep and goat populations in Africa.

This year’s campaign, which started February 22 and ends on May 31, is characterized by vaccinations, endemic disease diagnosis and surveillance.

A total of 108,000 sheep and goats in Lofa, Bong, Grand Bassa and
Nimba counties are targeted to be vaccinated against the disease.

More than 300 community health workers have been mobilized to carry out the campaign.

At the kick-off campaign meeting on February 22, Agriculture Deputy Minister for Administration/National Livestock Coordinator Seklau Wiles stressed the importance of the vaccination campaign against the disease and hailed USAID’s Feed the Future initiative.

“With the bold step taken by USAID to help us fight the PPR disease in four counties, the MOA will endeavor to carry out the process in five counties, while the remaining six counties will be addressed through assistance from the African Union to eradicate the disease from Liberia,” Deputy Minister Wiles said.

USAID Feed the Future representative Boima Bafaie expounded on the impact of the disease on livelihoods, stating that, “We are happy that the Ministry of Agriculture has been very supportive in ensuring that we carry out the campaign.

He noted that the effect of the PPR disease is “very devastating” on livelihoods of small farmers and their families, adding: “There must be collective efforts of all partners to prevent the disease.”

BRAC Liberia has been contracted by the USAID Feed the Future initiative to assist the Ministry to administer the program.

In remarks, BRAC-Liberia Country Representative Mainuddin Ahmed said his
organization was grateful to USAID and the Ministry of Agriculture for the opportunity to participate in the fight against the PPR disease in Liberia.
LINA PR/RD/TSS/PTK

 

latest headlines
LRA, FIRS Of Nigeria Sign MoU
The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service of Nigeria have (FIRS) signed a Memorandum of Co-operation that will s ...more
Judge Kaba Stresses Truth In Media Reportage
The Resident Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court, Yusuf D. Kaba has admonished members of the Association of Judicial Reporters (AJUR) to d ...more
UN SG Comments On Sexual Exploitation, Abuse
As part of efforts to institute special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse, UN Secretary General (UNSG), Antonio Guterres ...more
Jury Declares Samukai Not Guilty
The 12-member Trial Jury at Criminal Court ā€œAā€ has pronounced a not-guilty verdict in favor of Michael Samukai, son of Defense Minister Brown ...more
Liberia Law Society Ends Seminar In Bong
The Liberia Law Society (LLS) has held a seminar on the establishment and functions of the ECOWAS Court, the African Court and the International ...more
First Prosecution Witness Links Defendants Sable Mining Crime
The prosecution first witness in the ongoing Sable Mining case at Criminal Court ā€œCā€ has linked all of the defendants to the commission of th ...more
 
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency