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Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia Vaccine Delivery and Adoption by Women and Men in North-Eastern Kenya

Elizabeth Waithanji (), Nadhem Mtimet and Pauline Muindi
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Nadhem Mtimet: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Pauline Muindi: University of Nairobi

The European Journal of Development Research, 2019, vol. 31, issue 3, 364-387

Abstract: Abstract Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is an endemic transboundary disease of cattle controlled by vaccination, with a vaccine characterized by low efficacy and safety. To contribute towards its eradication, social scientists have sought ways of improving the delivery and adoption of the vaccine, whereas vaccine scientists have attempted to develop safer and more efficacious vaccines. To understand the status of CBPP vaccine delivery and the effect of gender on vaccine adoption, qualitative and quantitative data were collected from vaccine delivery stakeholders, including men and women cattle owners from north-eastern Kenya. The results indicate that the main constraints to vaccine delivery include restricted distribution due to stringent government regulation and the need for a cold supply chain, which is exacerbated by poor transport infrastructure. On vaccine adoption, men and women accepted the vaccine, but men were willing to pay significantly higher prices than women because they were significantly wealthier.

Keywords: Cattle; Vaccine; Delivery; Adoption; Gender; Kenya; Gender Studies; Economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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