Paraveterinarian training in Samoa
In partnership with the Samoan Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Animal Protection Society, the COMBAT-AMR project is tackling the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through improving the appropriate use of antibiotics to treat animals.
The COMBAT-AMR project launched an animal health workplan in December 2021 to strengthen the Samoan animal health workforce by developing diagnosis and treatment guidelines in tandem with a series of practical hands-on workshops. These workshops are designed to strengthen expertise in the diagnosis and administration of appropriate antibiotic treatments for the most common animal illnesses.
Dr Harriet Thornton, a veterinarian in the COMBAT-AMR Animal Health team, is working to co-development of workshop plans with the local animal health workforce has been essential to the success of the training.
Areas identified for training: