Our work in Mauritania
We have three SPANA centres in the country – in Nouakchott, Rosso, and Boghé. In addition, we run three mobile veterinary clinics that help animals in more remote locations. Thanks to your support, our small but dedicated team provides vital veterinary treatment to tens of thousands of working animals every year.
Our team also delivers formal veterinary and education training to veterinary professionals, including through our clinical skills centre in the country, as well as advice and training in animal welfare to the owners of working animals.
In addition, our schools education programme teaches children about animal welfare. Children from Nouakchott visit the SPANA centre six times a year to participate in animal welfare lessons alongside a mobile classroom. Through a partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Environment, the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) and the German Development Corporation, SPANA is also teaching students of the ‘Green Schools’ project about the need for good animal welfare as part of protecting the environment. This will reach approximately 60 schools in Mauritania.
We’re also there for working animals and their owners when emergencies strike. During the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, working animals in desperate need were able to receive feed, water, shelter and emergency care through SPANA’s lifesaving emergency feeding programme.
In 2022, SPANA’s contribution to animal welfare in Mauritania was recognised with the opening of SPANA Road (Rue du SPANA) near our Nouakchott centre.