Journal Archive > 2002 > May

Animal health

Horn of Africa veterinary programs receive high marks

Animal health activities in Kenya, the Sudan and neighboring areas initiated by veterinarians from Tufts a decade ago have gained considerable prominence in recent years in the Horn of Africa and beyond.

A new study reviews animal health services as a largely successful point of entry into the resolution of conflicts between pastoralists over grazing areas and access to water for their livestock. The study, "Pastoralist Community Harmonization in the Karamoja Cluster: Taking It to the Next Level," was written by Larry Minear, director of the Humanitarianism and War Project at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Minear is also on the staff of Tufts' Feinstein International Famine Center.

The full report, which includes a map and a chronology, can be read online at