Community-based animal health workers (CAHWS): initiative for improving access to animal health services in pastoral communities

Authors: IGAD
Date: 2019


Health services provision is a critical factor for livestock. In this regard in countries like Ethiopia, conventional fixed-point service delivery is difficult in pastoralist areas due to their large physical size, weak infrastructure, and the need to reach mobile communities. With the conventional fixed-point health service centre, the transaction costs of service provision are relatively high. This practice describes how Community Animal Health Workers have been successfully used to provide services and create employment.