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 EMBARKS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL ENEMIES OF BACTERIA (BACTERIOPHAGE)

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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

CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CENTER FOR BIOSECURITY AND GLOBAL HEALTH IN AFRICA

On 3rd October 2019, CoVAB administration together with representatives from the College’s partner organizations convened to brainstorm ideas on how to further develop the Center for Biosecurity and Global Health in Africa (CEBIGHA).

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College Staff Members while in a meeting at the college E- board room discussing the development of the Center for Biosecurity and Global Health at the college.

The meeting which was held in the College E- Board room was chaired by the Principal, Prof. John David Kabasa. Partakers in this convention had an opportunity to hear from a Distinguished Professor from Michigan State University (MSU), Prof. John B. Kaneene, who is also a founding member and Director of the Center for Comparative Epidemiology at MSU.

Prof. Kaneene highlighted on the strategic importance of establishing a Biosecurity and Global Health Center at Makerere University, indicating that the Center is strategically located right at the heart of the Congo Basin, which is one of the major reservoir for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases of animal and human importance.

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Prof John B. Kanene Director of the Michigan State University Center for Comparative Epidemiology addressing college staff on how to develop the center for Biosecurity and Global Health at Makerere University college of Veterinary Medicine.

In addition, Prof. Kaneene affirmed that Makerere University suits the establishment of the Center since it’s a full university which can facilitate effective communication and discussions among researchers and students about the development of the facility.

While highlighting on the efficient and safe running of the Center, he emphasized that the center has to be interdisciplinary with a very specific and dynamic mission and its budget must have a strong base.

He pointed out the requirement of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which should be stationed in every section to guide everyone working and visitors to the center. He further affirmed the requirement of qualified senior motivated staff for the center, putting his emphasis on IT experts who are vital in data management. 

On concluding his remarks, emphasis was drawn towards the need for monitoring the approach used in the laboratory to address a certain issue, evaluating the outcome and learning from experiences, which Prof. Kaneene abridged as ‘MEL’. 

This meeting brought together scientists, researchers, lectures and administrators from Uganda Veterinary Association, National Drug Authority, Center for Tick and Tick-borne Diseases- Malawi, Michigan State University, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), and CoVAB among others. 

It should be remembered that the establishment of CEBIGHA at CoVAB stemmed from the Presidential initiative to provide strategic service and research to government, the country and region at large to protect cross- border trade, animal agriculture, tourism and public health systems from biothreats originating from the animal world.  

 

BBLT students in practical lesson

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

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

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