Livestock vaccine system launched in South Sudan

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Cattle rest at a temporary camp in South Sudan. File Photo: FAO/Jose Cendon

A new cold chain system that will protect livestock vaccines has been launched in South Sudan by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The new system includes three large freezers and fifteen smaller ones that will be used to ensure that serums are always refrigerated.

If the cold chain is broken, medicines may be damaged and lose their effectiveness.

The FAO also donated five million vaccine doses to control livestock diseases in the country.

Dr Nimaya Mogga, a Livestock Officer with FAO, says the Organization is working on capacity building initiatives with government officials and community health workers.

Regina Gorle has more.

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