Deans and HODs pose for a photo with international collaborators at the Launch of MAP EVOLUTION Africa on 11th March 2019

Students from vets without boarders donate books and Lab equipment to COVAB.

Dr. Ahmed Abd El Wahed explaining how a field lab kit works.


Korean Technological Farmers and Educationists pay a Courtesy Call to the Deputy Vice Chancellor

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On the 9th of August 2019, Professor Robert Tweyongyere the Dean for School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources Makerere University led a Delegation of 6 Korean Technological Farmers.... Read More



The SafeFish Project held a stakeholders’ buy- in workshop on 15th August, 2019 at Grand Global Hotel, Kampala to launch its activities on the development of Bacteriophage cocktails as disease bio-control.. Read More

Summer School Students Sampling in Queen Elizabeth National

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CoVAB Students together with Mississippi State University students collecting samples from a darted elephant at Queen Elizabeth National Park during their field work. Read More......

Becoming A New Generation (BANG) Team holds a Sexual Health Workshop at COVAB

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On the 15th of August 2019, The Becoming A New Generation (BANG) Team held a Workshop at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resource and Biosecurity Read More


CoVAB was an active participant in the Makerere University Agricultural Day and Exhibition showcasing research and innovations which was held on 25th September, 2019 in the University Freedom Square under the theme; Enhancing Youth Involvement in Agriculture to Mitigate Increasing Food Insecurity and Unemployment in Uganda.

During the event, various research projects and innovations were showcased to the President of the Republic of Uganda, Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and MAK stakeholders. It was a great pleasure to have CoVAB Researchers, innovators as well as nurtured entrepreneurs present their products which thrilled President Museveni.

The president commended CoVAB Professors for envisioning value addition and nurturing the youths for the competitive job market. He shared his experience with the exhibitors, where he got an opportunity to meet a researcher and inventor of the Anti- Tick Vaccine, Prof. Margaret Saimo Kahwa. The president was so excited about this research innovation and applauded Prof. Kahwa for developing a vaccine which will finally address the problem of ticks the country is grappling with.

As an agricultural country, Uganda’s increasing population is largely dependent on livestock products for improvement of livelihoods and the economy and yet tick- borne diseases are a major problem in cattle. The Anti- Tick Vaccine is therefore intended to solve the problem of ticks and avert tick borne diseases in cattle such as East Coast Fever among others.


Professor Margret Kahwa of the Anti- Tick Project showcasing to the President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the developed vaccine that kills all types of ticks during the Makerere University Agricultural Week.

H.E. Gen. Museveni was also excited by the entrepreneurs in the leather industry and by the fact that CoVAB not only instills knowledge in students about animals, but also nurtures them on how to extract various products from animals.

“What is the point of keeping cows alive without having to explore more from them? I therefore  congratulate CoVAB Professors for thinking in an integrated way and coming to reality of making knowledge and technology a producer of youths needed in the job market, ” said President Museveni.


President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni appreciating the Leather Products from the college of Veterinary Medicine`s skilling centre during the Makerere University Agricultural Week.

The Agricultural Day and Exhibition was spearheaded by students from the College of Agricultural and Environmental sciences (CAES) aimed at actively engaging youths in the agricultural sector to alleviate food insecurity issues and unemployment in the country.

BBLT students in practical lesson

BBLT students in practical lesson. Read more.....

Commemorating the World Rabies DayCommemorating the World Rabies Day. Read More....

Participants warming up after the two races

CoVAB in the 2018 Mak Endowment Fund Run. Read More......