Uganda, US Come Together For Animal Education

Thirty community animal health workers participated in a two-week veterinary civil action program in rural Uganda recently to promote animal health and wellness. The workers checked for illnesses and offered much-needed vaccinations to keep livestock healthy. Veterinarians from the 490th Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team with Combined Joint Task Force -- Horn of Africa offered advice and best practices.

Tags

Uganda Health

We suggest

U.S., Uganda forces build mental resilience

A U.S. Army Soldier deployed to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and more than 40 members of the Africa Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) gathered for a sharing of best practices for mental health Oct. 10, 2016, in Mogadishu, Somalia.

UPDF, AMISOM in Somalia

Uganda People's Defence Force, African Union Mission to Somalia makes a difference by providing health, education and infrastructure development assistance in Barawe, Somalia.

One Health promotes positive changes in Uganda

Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, is a lush, green, mountainous country home to 34.1 million people. The people who live there share the land with mountain gorillas, zebras, rhinos, and other wildlife and domesticated animals.

However, cohabitating with this wide array of animals comes at a cost when deadly diseases can spread from animals to humans or vice versa.

U.S. Mission Uganda sponsored One Health missions to Uganda's Kaabong and Kabale regions, led by staff from U.S. Agency

Uganda, U.S. Health Campaign Aids Villagers

Ugandan and U.S. military healthcare experts distributed vitamins and deworming tablets to improve the health condition of villagers in Kakute, Uganda, April 23, 2013, as part of a comprehensive program called One Health.

Intestinal worms, transmitted through food or water, are pervasive throughout East Africa and contribute to a range of health problems, such as malnutrition or anemia. Working together, members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's Surgeon Cell, 411th Ci

'Together We Can' Guides UPDF, U.S. One Health Efforts

With no convenience, grocery or big box stores in sight, let alone transportation to get there, residents of Kakute, an electricity-free village in Uganda with no running water, live off the grid and on what nature and their own resilience allow their weather-beaten hands to reap.

While food within the lush jungles is seemingly abundant, good health and hygiene is a daily challenge as villagers within the 200 palm-thatched and corrugated tin-roofed homes that dot this quiet community co