Mauritania is one of the poorest countries in West Africa and its landscape is mostly desert. This is hard on working animals, which have to carry heavy loads for hours in the intense heat and choking dust.
SPANA has two veterinary centres and one mobile clinic, and combined they treat around 80,000 animals annually. We also provide education in the form of a teacher that travels with the mobile clinic.
SPANA’s centre in Mauritania opened in 2001 and the huge demand for our services ever since shows just how much it was desperately needed.
Click here to read the Mauritania country profile.