Drug provision: Saving Malawi’s flood-hit livestock

The Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security have conducted a large scale programme to administer livestock drugs in three flood-hit districts of southern Malawi. Heavy rains in early 2015 contributed to numerous animal health problems, including pneumonia, lumpy skin disease, and foot rot, caused by water-logged soil. “The type of drugs that were delivered by LSPCA were in line with those diseases that we expected to emerge after the flooding situation, such as bacterial and protozoan," said Taurayi Mlewa, chief animal health and livestock officer.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.