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ISAVET Programme Launched in Kenya

FAO launches first In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) training in Kenya

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today launched the frontline In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) for the first Kenyan cohort of veterinarians and para-veterinary professionals.

In collaboration with the Director of Veterinary Services (DVS), the 25 trainees will be trained for four months, with four weeks of formal training (didactic) followed by three months of home-based mentored field projects at trainee duty stations.

‘Field veterinarians and veterinary paraprofessionals are an indispensable human resource. They contribute to effective surveillance, field investigation and emergency response. They have strong ties to the local community and are often first responders of an animal disease outbreak,’ said Carla Mucavi, FAO Representative to Kenya.

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