FAO in Pakistan

144,000 TDP’s livestock vaccinated against highly contagious diseases


FAO partnered with the Belgian Development Cooperation to vaccinate and deworm 144,000 TDPs livestock in Bannu, Karak and Lakki Marwat districts of KP from 01August to 20 December 2014. These animals belong to 24,000 most resource poor Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) and their host families. Preference was given to families with lactating or pregnant ruminants, food insecure households headed by women, elderly and the disabled, as well as families with 2 or more children under the age of 5. 

Animals received vaccination against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Pest Petits des Ruminants (PPR), two highly contagious diseases with high rates of mortality and morbidity. These animals will also receive medicines against external and internal worm infestation. 

 To complement the effort, the Directorate General (Extension) Livestock and Dairy Development KP provided training on livestock management and vaccination to the beneficiaries. Dr. Ghani Ur Rehman FAO Livestock Officer said that “the vaccination will protect the livestock asset of the TDPs as well as their host communities and will also support the livestock based livelihood of the vulnerable communities”.