Promising first steps
After few months of activity, new paravets found their bearings. This is the case of Abdalah Kahanankila, working in Ngare Nanyuki ward, who mainly supports chicken breeders.
“I regularly organize common vaccinations of chicks to face high farmer demand. To this end, after assessing needs, we set a date to conduct vaccination. Then, I go to town to buy vaccines and I bring them back with my cool box.”
Abdalah takes to heart his mission. He is more and more sought by livestock keepers for his service, partly thanks to the relationship he is maintaining with the ward vet officer, who, aware of the needs, sees some good in the arrival of the paravet.
“When I face a case I don’t master, I contact the ward vet officer to share with him symptoms observed. As far as possible, he tells me what to do to meet farmer’s expectations. Also, the vet officer invites me punctually to follow him during his rounds, to train me on new interventions within my grasp.”