Received: 22 January 2018
Accepted: 25 April 2018
First Online: 30 May 2018
: SN is a veterinary epidemiologist and economist, and a postdoctoral researcher working on animal disease surveillance systems and transboundary animal disease control at the Food and Agriculture of the United Nations (FAO) in Somalia. KS is a veterinarian and researcher working as the livestock sector emergency and programme coordinator at the FAO in Somalia. SM is a veterinarian and postdoctoral researcher working at FAO at the time of the study and now a livestock consultant. JM is animal health officer at FAO in Somalia and is working on tropical animal health research at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. CB is a veterinarian and a livestock specialist working as the livestock sector coordinator at FAO in Somalia at the time of the study and now working at FAO office for Central Africa. KT is an economist currently working as information and knowledge management officer at the FAO in Somalia.
: Written approval for undertaking PPR vaccination, serum sample collection and shipping of samples to PANVAC was granted by respective Ministries responsible for livestock in different regions of Somalia in 2012. The livestock owners were sensitised on the importance of vaccination and serological survey after which they gave their verbal consent for the activities to be undertaken. The livestock owners were required to append their thumb print on the vaccination form as a proof of consent as most of them were illiterate.
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