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The Entomic Project to Breed Grasshoppers as a Way of Enhancing Efficiency of Entomic Meat and Protein Value Chain in Africa

Compiled by Jacinta Nakaye and Ssali Juma Kawuki Prof. John David Kabasa, the Principal COVAB who also doubles as the Co- Principal Investigator of the Entomic Research Project, said that they are embarking on establishing greenhouses as habitats for edible insects to breed and enhance efficiency of entomic meat and protein value chain in the […]

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Development of Students’ Practice and Community Attachment Model (DeSPACAM) for enhancement of Youth Employable Skills in the animal resources sector

Under the theme; Model for Improving Industrial Training at Animal Health and Production Tertiary Training Institutions in Uganda, on Thursday 27th May, 2021, Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund Chair, Prof. William Bazeyo, represented by the Grant Management Committee Deputy Chair, Prof. Robert Wamala paid a courtesy visit to COVAB to engage a team of […]

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AU Safe Fish Project hosts African Union Dignitaries for monitoring and evaluation of its project proceedings

The AU Safe Fish Project hosted African Union Dignitaries on 20th May 2021 for a monitoring and evaluation exercise of the project proceedings in research and implementation. The meeting which was held at the Center for Biosecurity and Global Health, COVAB brought together stakeholders of the project who included; African Union (AU) Delegates, researchers, academicians, […]

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The College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (COVAB) presented her students for the award of degrees in the third session of the 71st Makerere University Graduation Ceremony which was held on Wednesday 19th May, 2021 in the University Freedom Square. During the graduation ceremony, COVAB administration spearheaded by Prof. John David Kabasa presented […]

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The Anti-Tick Vaccine developed at Covab to address the problem of Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases in livestock

Since her establishment in 1971, the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (CoVAB) has always prioritized being a number one contributor in addressing global health insecurities in both animals and humans. Africa is currently experiencing the fastest rate of population growth globally while its agriculture and livestock production are amongst the least productive, […]

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Makerere University kicks off Pandemic Preparedness Course with One Health Approach

Written by Joseph Odoi and Jacinta Nakaye As nations worldwide labour to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, on 12th April 2021, Makerere University kicked off the Pandemic Preparedness with One Health approach (PPOH) Course to enhance pandemic preparedness and response in East Africa. This one-month course aimed at equipping participants with the knowledge, attitudes, and […]

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