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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 6 Evaluation of an animal health improvement programme in Nepal


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 6 Evaluation of an animal health improvement programme in Nepal John Young, Henk-Peter Dijkema, Karen Stoufer, Narayan Ojha, Goma Shrestha and Lava Thapa Introduction groups, men, women and local VAHWs, while two members visited and interviewed as many The United Mission to Nepal (UMN) Animal neighbouring VAHWs as possible. Health Improvement Project (AHIP) has been Participatory research methods training Village Animal Health Workers (VAHW) at the Rural Development Centre farm in Pokhara for approximately ten years. General village-level information The trainees are selected by community development projects run by the UMN and The team collected background information other organisations, and come primarily from from groups of men and women in the village many different parts of the mid-hills of Nepal. using the following participatory methods: Since the start of the project approximately · Map: showing the location of houses, 350 VAHWs have been trained and the crops, forest, grazing areas, grazing areas trainees have been followed-up to find out associated with disease, nearest sub- how they are progressing. centre, VAHWs' homes etc. This paper is taken from a report on a project · Wealth ranking: to stratify village evaluation, and outlines some of the ...

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