Improved Animal Health for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Livelihoods

This manual examines practical ways of reducing poverty and creating sustainable livelihoods among rural populations in the developing world by improving the health of livestock. The manual looks at ways of improving national animal health policies and delivery systems through objective analysis of problems and training of personnel; the importance of raising public awareness is underlined. It stresses the need for global response stategies to support animal and public health issues and sustain national and local initiatives. An important element of the manual is that its lessons are drawn from extensive practical experience worldwide, particularly in developing countries.