Community Animal Health and Participatory Epidemiology (CAPE)

Based in the African Union’s Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources, the CAPE project supported community-based animal health worker (CAHW) systems in pastoralist areas, and contributed to the final eradication of rinderpest under the Pan African Program for the Control of Epizootics. The project also supported various reviews and evaluations of CAHWs, leading to national and international policy and institutional changes. Other work included piloting community-based conflict management projects in pastoralist areas, and contributing to the concept of “commodity-based trade.”

CAPE produced more than 120 reports, journal publications, conference proceedings and training materials, available here.

Community Based Animal Healthcare Issues for Policymakers
August 2004

This video describes how trained community animal health workers (CAHW), who travel with mobile herds, have improved the health of livestock in eastern Ethiopia and addresses policy concerns about CAHW...