Teaching practical skills
In 2009, 45-year-old Hu Zuobin, a senior veterinarian from Sichuan, first went to Ethiopia as part of an agricultural education cooperation program between China and Ethiopia organized by the MOA. His job was to teach veterinary clinical diagnosis at the Alage ATVET College south of Addis Ababa.
Whilst there Hu realized that the Ethiopian veterinary teachers had not received enough practical training themselves. They were therefore not experienced enough to give demonstrations to their students. As a result, the students, who would become vets one day, lacked practical skills.
Given this, Hu gave students practical demonstrations of key clinical skills such as giving intravenous transfusions and taking blood samples.
“We observed and analyzed the college’s needs and problems so that we could address them accordingly,” Hu said. “That’s how we built trust.”
By July, 2016, Hu had attended five sessions of the