An injection intended to save the rural population. Syringe in hand, the Minister of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries, in person and in a white coat, immunised animals. The member of government was moving on at the rate of one animal after another: “A non-vaccinated goat or sheep is a danger to all the other small ruminants in Cameroon”. This is an excerpt from Dr Taiga’s speech. He made it during the official launching ceremony concerning the free mass vaccination campaign of sheep and goats against “peste des petits ruminants”.
The Minister equally emphasised on the following reality: “Eradicating the plague of PPR will also improve the nutritional status of populations and secure their means of living”. The government wants to raise the bar of the on-going campaign to a model of success in Central Africa. This is to foster healthy emulation among neighbouring countries, namely Chad, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Congo Brazzaville and even Nigeria.