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

Covab Students  During their field work

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


THEME: Global Health Security: A need for multi-sectorial partnership for Sustainable Livelihoods and development

 Call for abstracts

Makerere University, College of Veterinary Medicine, animal resources and Biosecurity (Mak-COVAB) together with its partners under the Regional Universities Mediated Partnerships for Enhancing Livelihoods and Health in Africa (RUMPELHA) network will host an international conference on Global Health security. The RUMPELHA network is a consortium of academia, industry, community, public and private sectors advancing sustainable health and livelihoods in Africa. The purpose of this conference is to demonstrate impact of local, regional and international partnerships on community livelihoods and health. The specific objectives are:

  1. To showcase achievements and innovations from academia, industry, community, international, public and private sector,
  2. To disseminate research findings,
  3. To provide mentorship opportunities, and
  4. To broaden and strengthen training, research and community outreach networks.

Date: Thursday 28th June and Friday 29th June 2019

Venue: Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda

 The conference is organized under Five (5) sub-themes. The key areas where presentations are invited are highlighted under each sub-theme.


  • Partnerships for Global health Security
    • One health concepts and approaches for workforce Development and Enhancement
    • Security sector engagement
    • Private sector and Civil society participation
    • Health system strengthening and resilience
    • Sustainable financing for GHS
  • Emerging threats and challenges
    • Drug use and Antimicrobial resistance
    • Infectious and Zoonotic diseases
    • Health crisis and disasters
    • National and international health regulations
  • Health emergencies: Preparedness and management
    • Biosecurity and Biosafety
    • Surveillance and outbreak response
    • Disease Management and control
  • Food, water and nutrition
    • Food security and food safety
    • Nutrition
    • Water and sanitation
  • New technologies and approaches for global health security
    • Institutional innovation
    • Biotechnology
    • Medical counter measures
    • Non-clinical interventions

Instruction to authors

The Scientific Programme Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for oral and/or poster presentation using the format described below:

Please prepare an abstract with the following guidelines:

  1. Submit soft copies of abstracts in MS Word for both papers and posters
  2. Title: Times new Roman, Bold, font size 12
  • Author(s): Surname and initials, Times New Roman, font size 12. Underline presenters name
  1. Address(es): Times New Roman, Font size 10, italics, no abbreviation. For multi-authorship, indicate address of each co-author numerically in superscript. Provide e-mail address and Tel. No. of corresponding author
  2. The abstract should be one flowing paragraph in Times New Roman, 12 Pts, single spacing
  3. The Number of words should not exceed 300 (this excludes the title, authors and their addresses)
  • The abstract should be one flowing paragraph comprising an introduction with a clear justification; objectives of the research; a brief methodology; key results and conclusions drawn from the findings.
  • Indicate the conference sub-theme where the abstract falls
  1. Indicate whether the abstract is for oral or poster presentation
  2. Poster: Posters must be on A1 size (594 x 841 mm or 23.4 x 33.1 in)

Submit the abstract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: Sunday 30th May 2019 (17:00 hrs East African Standard Time)

 Contact for further information:

Conference Secretariat, Makerere University

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: +256782194819; +256750951719

Conference registration

  • Registration fees (excluding accommodation)
  • Early registration (on or before Friday 15th June 2019) fees: US$100
  • Late registration fees (excluding accommodation): US$150
  • Local participants: UGX 150,000
  • Students: UGX 80,000
  • Payment mode (Credit/Debit card, telegraphic transfer)

Bank details: Standard Chartered Bank

Account name: MU College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity

Account number: 8705611821100


BBLT students in practical lesson

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Participants warming up after the two races

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