PLA 45: Community-based animal healthcare

This special issue of PLA 45 looks at community-based animal health workers (CAHW) and the important role they have played, and could play in the future, in maintaining and improving livestock health in rural areas. 

Article, 30 September 2002
Participatory Learning and Action
A journal for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike.

October 2002

Guest Editors: Andy Catley and Tim Leyland 

Drawing on the experiences of various grassroots programmes across Africa and Asia, this collection of papers address many of the factors that hinder the use of CAHWs, such as the lack of recognition within governments and problems with complex disease management. The papers also outline the many advantages of using CAHWs, such as unparalleled access to communities and short training periods in comparison to formally trained veterinary doctors.  

Also included in this issue are general articles, Tips for Trainers, and our usual In Touch section, which includes book reviews, events, and e-participation.

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Overview: Community-based animal health workers, policies, and institutions
Andy Catley and Tim Leyland

Community-based animal healthcare, participation, and policy: where are we now?
The IDL group and Constance McCorkle

Community-based animal health workers and institutional change: the DELIVERI Project in Indonesia
Cokro S. Leksmono and John Young

A participatory approach to assessing the impact of a community-based animal health project with Maasai communities in Tanzania
Steven Nalitolela and Rob Allport

Participatory impact assessments in Ethiopia: linking policy reform to field experience
Charles Hopkins and Alistair Short

Community participation and the global eradication of rinderpest
Jeffrey Mariner, Peter Roeder, and Berhanu Admassu

Village animal health workers in Nepal: the pros and cons of developing a National Skills Test
Karen Stoufer, Narayan D. Ojha, and Anand Parajuli

Doing it for themselves: how communities developed messages and communication methods for rinderpest eradication in southern Sudan
Bryony Jones, Aluma Araba, Peter Koskei, and Samuel Letereuwa

Linking research and community-based animal healthcare on East Africa
Andy Catley, Lieve Lynen, and Steven Nalitolela

Community-based animal health training and creative change in Bolivia
Susan E. Stewart

General section

The Innovation Tree: a new PRA tool to reveal the innovation adoption and diffusion process
Paul Van Mele and A.K.M. Zakaria

In our own words: investigating disability in Morocco
Chris McIvor

Sustainable Development Observatories in Manizales, Columbia
Luz Estela Velásquez, translated by Kimberly Vilar   | in Spanish

Market scoping: methods to help people understand their marketing environment
Ben Bennett

Tips for Trainers