Pastoralist communities in Kenya and Uganda depend on livestock for their livelihoods.
Animal diseases, which spread across borders, can wipe out these livelihoods, leaving communities vulnerable to hunger and poverty.
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other organizations have started a programme to harmonize health care on both sides of the borders.
The initiative is supported by the European Union and the Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization (ECHO) a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting hunger around the world.
Dianne Penn reports.