August 28, 2020

HSP Partner Conducts COVID-19 Safety Awareness Sessions For Camel Herders In Pakistan

In Pakistan, HSP Partner, the Association for Biorisk Management (ABM) is providing basic COVID-19 safety training to camel herders in the Loralai district of Balochistan. In this region, camel herding is an important part of the economy because it provides food and income to people in remote, desert or mountainous areas. However, in order to feed the camels these herders must be constantly nomadic, creating a means of spread for COVID-19 throughout the region.

During the safety trainings, ABM discussed the importance of facemasks, handwashing, and social distancing. They also provided the herders information on how to safely dispose of potentially contaminated waste and conduct safe animal trading. At the end of the session, the herders thanked ABM for the training and stated they would spread the word among other livestock herders in the area.