Researchers call for a gendered approach in strategies for community uptake of livestock vaccines

The design of strategies for uptake of livestock vaccines by communities in East Africa should take into account that male and female farmers face different barriers in the uptake of the vaccines, according to a new research study published in the journal Vaccines (August 2019).

Uptake of vaccines is a complex process and it is not enough to merely provide vaccines to the community during mass campaigns. To be effective, livestock vaccination campaigns need to consider the socio-cultural gender dynamics that exist at household and community level.