Animal Health

Over one billion of the world's poor rely on livestock as part of a rural livelihoods strategy, contributing to food production, income generation, draught work, and a number of other vital roles. Tanzania has the second largest livestock population in Africa with 17 million head of cattle, the majority raised by traditional pastoralists.

TPP seeks to improve the health of people and livestock in Tanzania by developing community capacity to better manage livestock health and improve productivity.

The Challenge:

Livestock is a major part of the economy in many parts of Tanzania. The health of livestock impacts public health via the transmission of zoonotic diseases. Zoonotic diseases are transmitted between animals and humans and with globalization, zoonotic diseases have the potential to impact global health. In northern Tanzania, where livestock are a central part of Maasai social and economic life, a family's health and well-being is intrinsically linked to the health of the family's livestock.

What We Do:

Planned activities in animal health will take place in Naitolia and include:

  • Construction of a cattle dip and water trough
  • Implementation of a livestock vaccination program
  • Training of villagers in animal health
  • Construction of a community center as a site for community training related to animal and human health