covab hosts veterinary students from north carolina state university

CoVAB hosts Veterinary students from North Carolina State University

On 5th May, 2017, CoVAB had the honour of hosting students from the College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, who were led by Dr. Andy Stinger during their visit in Uganda. Together with the Principal, Prof. John D. Kabasa, CoVAB BVM 5 students and some staff members, the guests were welcomed and engaged in a lecture on global health related issues and opportunities in Uganda, which was moderated by Assoc. Prof. Samuel Majalija. The guests also got a chance to interact and network with BVM 5 students and later visited the various laboratories in the College, as guided by Dr. Gabriel Tumwiine. They also visited the Infectious Disease Institute (IDI), where they first toured around the various sections on being guided by IDI’s Laboratory Scientist, Francis Kakooza.
The students also interacted with IDI’s Executive Director, Dr. Richard Brough and IDI’s Head of Training and Capacity Development Department, Dr. Umaru B. Ssekabira who presented to them a profile of the Institute, and the various projects it has carried out. Dr. Brough also appreciated the strong collaboration CoVAB has with IDI and commended the college for being one of the strongest in Makerere University.
Closing remarks were given by Prof. Majalija who appreciated the US students for visiting Makerere University, with IDI and CoVAB in particular, and for IDI and North Carolina State University for maintaining their collaborations with CoVAB.