Spoken like a true public health professional.
Another Option was there under the auspices of UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Egypt where we worked with some amazing people from the government of Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture and GOVS (General Office for Veterinarian Services), governorate and district governments as well as the Ministry of Health and leadership at WHO. Our role was to develop a behavior change communication strategy to address HPAI (H5N1 virus).
We visited several live bird markets in Meyna and Qualibya and Cairo governorates…and in addition to the generosity of so many government officials we talked to household farmers – majority of whom are women and terrific businesswomen, Sector 3 farmers, and veterinarians at the community-level and other community leaders
We took the opportunity to talk with several household farmers at the market…my colleague who is a veterinarian conducted the interviews
Snapshot of the back of a transporter’s motorbike is piled high with caged poultry he brought to market in Meyna
Household farmers were very open to talking about their poultry business and their aspirations