Diseases transmitted by insects, such as malaria and sleeping sickness, are major health risks in countries in the Global South, both for humans and their livestock. This project is using an innovative method whereby the cattle are treated with an environmentally friendly insecticide and then used as decoys. This controls various disease vectors and protects both humans and livestock. In addition, the project works with a wide range of stakeholders from the health and veterinary sectors.
Staff member Suleiman Hamisi Mwaraka ties a cow to the peg, under a tent where it will spend the night. Its mission: to attract insects caught in the net.
Photo: Mutunga Al-Amin / Biovision / Fairpicture