Improving Health of Nomadic Populations in Chad
Swiss TPH In Chad, over 78% of the total population lives in rural areas. Accessing health services is often difficult given long distances, a limited number of health centres, shortages of qualified health workers and insufficient medical equipment. Nomadic populations in particular suffer from the consequences of limited access to health services. Swiss TPH, together with its partners, currently implements a project in two districts in Chad to improve health of rural and nomadic populations.
(...) Most recently, the project team, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, conducted a joint human and animal health campaign for mobile pastoralists. Such joint campaigns in the spirit of a "one health" approach - thus looking both at animal and human health - are appreciated by the nomad populations who depend very much on their livestock. (Photo: Swiss TPH)