FAO in Pakistan

FAO brings Female Veterinarians on Board for ‘Prevention and Control of Foot and Mouth Disease’ in Sindh Province


FAO organized a training workshop under ‘the Progressive Control of Foot and Mouth Disease in Pakistan’ project on 27 February in Hyderabad, Sindh. The inaugural session was chaired by Dr. Ali Akbar Somroo - Director General Livestock, Sindh. The training was attended by 36 female veterinarians from the ‘Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Development Programme, Sindh’; Central Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Tandojam; the Animal Husbandry Department, Sindh; the Baqai Medical University Karachi; Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences and Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam.

The concluding session was chaired by Mr. Noor Muhammad Laghari- Secretary Livestock and Fisheries, Sindh. In his concluding remarks, Mr. Laghari appreciated FAO’s initiative of bringing female veterinarians on board for prevention and control of Foot and Mouth Disease in Sindh province. At this occasion, FAO distributed sample collection kits and certificates among all participants.