Veterináři bez hranic

Veterináři bez hranic ČR, o.p.s.; Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Tchéquie

2016 vaccination campaign



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Between 05 and 31 January 2016, international field team working under the umbrella of VSF Czech Republic, headed by Andrei Mihlaca and Gianluca d Amico, has performed periodical field work in the frame of the Mt Kulal Rabies Control project.



Dogs are being brought for the vaccination by any mean (photo Gianluca d Amico, South Horr)


The team consisted of two vets (from the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca) and 6 volunteering veterinary students (5 from from the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca and 1 from University of Agronomical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca of Bucharest).

The team has visited the following location (in brackets the number of vaccinated animals):
  • Arapal (31 dogs, 5 cats)
  • Gatab (50 dogs, 26 cats)
  • Komote (11 dogs, 4 cats)
  • Layeni (9 dogs, 3 cats)
  • Loiyangalani (101 dogs, 24 cats)
  • Lorolarani (10 dogs)
  • Losikirishi (1 dog)
  • Ngororoi (15 dogs, 2 cats)
  • Olturot (117 dogs, 14 cats)
  • Prisiak (2 dogs)
  • Sarima (3 dogs)
  • South Horr (155 dogs, 18 cats)

A total of 601 animals have been vaccinated (505 dogs and 96 cats).


Waiting for the next one! (photo Dragos Birtoiu, Olturot)
Rabies lecture for the school kids (photo Dragos Birtoiu, South Horr)
Except vaccination of dogs and cats, the following supporting activities have been performed:
  • vaccination cards were provided to all owners of vaccinated animals
  • awareness in local communities during the vaccination
  • awareness in local schools: Loiyangalani, Gatab, Olturot, South Horr
  • discussion with the medical officers in human hospitals
  • financial support to local communities for the PET of bitten patients
The dog owner with vaccination card (photo Gianluca d Amico, Olturot)
All work has been performed under the supervision of the County Veterinary Office in Marsabit. Prior to the vaccination campaing, several official emails were exchanged with CVO in Marsabit and before the field work, a meeting in Marsabit has been organized. This report will be forwarded also to the CVO in Marsabit.

The work has been done with a logistic support (relevant contacts, field fridge) of VSF Germany. Many thanks! Vielen Dank!
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