South Sudan: Dogs get vaccinated to prevent the spread of rabies

South Sudan: Dogs get vaccinated to prevent the spread of rabies

In South Sudan and in Juba precisely a lot of dogs live on the streets with little or no attention from their owners.

The Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries in South Sudan is powerfully going out to vaccinate over 2000 dogs in the capital. The seven-day campaign is aimed at reducing the spread of rabies in the country. It started with Juba located in the Central Equatoria State.

The ministry plans to expand to more regional states to continue fighting rabies.

According to the Minister of Livestock and Fisheries, most South Sudanese people pay a nonchalant attitude towards their dogs.

“We are keeping dogs as our enemies which is not good because there is no need for that,” Onyoti Adigo Nyikwec said.

He emphasized on the importance of eradicating the disease to keep citizens healthy and sound. He also encouraged veterinarians to continue with the vaccination across the country which supports the global campaign in general to completely eradicate the disease in a decade to come.

By Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.
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