Improving access to quality health services.
Training and building skills and expertise is a very important part of the Brooke’s work, particularly as we look at making a sustainable impact on the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules.
Our approach consists of developing practical, field-based training based on local needs and resources and innovative methods are used to great effect
Vets are encouraged to keep up to date with changes in advances in veterinary medicine and surgery (called Continuous Professional Development or CPD) and we believe that this is equally important for Brooke vets in all of our programmes.
We, thus, strive to ensure that all our clinical staff and those they train have relevant and up to date veterinary knowledge and skills which they can then pass on to others.
Senior veterinary training teams in India, Egypt and Pakistan, assisted by our UK veterinary training team, train vets and animal health workers within their programmes and outside; this includes providing training courses for new vets and also refresher training (CPD) for others. Through this we hope to have all our veterinary teams at a similar high level of knowledge and skills.
Much of our work now aims to improve the accessibility of quality veterinary services for poor communities. This means that we also focus on providing training to these service providers, whether they are government or private vets, animal health technicians or community based animal health workers (CBAHWs).
Our community approach means we train local people as animal health workers so they can diagnose common problems and provide first aid with supplies of basic equipment.
The Brooke also trains local healers, vets, farriers, saddlers, feed sellers, harness and cart makers.