When we taught a course in the Maasai Steppe last year, we knew it was to raise funds for a veterinarian to consult with the villagers of Uwiro, but we had no idea that it was going to be a multi-day consult by legendary Tanzanian vet Harrison Sadiki Gabriel. If you have a chance, check out Harrison’s report. The course provided the villagers with a better understanding of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention methods including zoonotic diseases that can pass to humans, and how to better manage their animals to improve the sustainability of their operations and even discussed the threats of climate change!
This year we returned to provide a healthcare course for the Mkuru sub-village. Shikuku taught 20 villagers, mostly women, about caring for some of the common challenges they face living in such a remote community like burns, smoke inhalation, and child birth. Hopefully we can do something like these every year throughout the region!