Meet Dr. Kebba Daffeh, our local coordinator for VETS UNITED in The Gambia
"My name is Kebba Daffeh. I am a Gambian by Nationality. I graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Kharkov Zoo Veterinary Institute in Ukraine in 1998. After graduation I joined the Department of Livestock Services of The Gambia where I served in various positions of responsibility. Presently, I am working as the local coordinator for WTG VETS UNITED programme in The Gambia.
This is in line with my desire to contribute in addressing the inadequate technical capacity and low level of awareness in animal welfare in the country. Through the WTG Vets United programme in The Gambia, animal welfare course has been introduced in September 2016 for the first time into the academic curriculum of The University of The Gambia. Whilst serving as lecturer for this course at both the University and College and I also provide technical support and guidance to the newly formed Animal Welfare Advocates, an association comprising of students from both the University and College. I also provide technical support to livestock producer associations to strengthen their capacity in animal welfare as well as facilitate the delivery of the much needed animal health and welfare services to vulnerable farmers through open clinics in collaboration with the Department of Livestock Services and The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust."
In order to establish and improve the welfare of domestic-, livestock and wild animals in the long term, we have developed our new programme VETS UNITED. In The Gambia we are glad to count on Dr. Daffehs support.