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CoVAB Welcomes Mr. Walter Odoch as New Bursar, Bids Appreciative Farewell to Mr. James Ninsiima

On 16th August 2021, CoVAB officially welcomed its new financial team leader, Mr. Walter Odoch during a handover ceremony in which he received office from Mr. James Ninsiima. During the ceremony which took place in the College Principal’s Conference Room, Mr. Ninsiima welcomed Mr. Odoch as the college’s new bursar. He emphasized the cooperation he […]

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COVAB – AFRISA Passes Out Over 1900 Skilled Livestock Agribusiness Entrepreneurs, Commissions COVAB@50 Celebrations

Compiled by Jacinta Nakaye SPEDA Model, which is under COVAB’s Africa Institute for Strategic Animal Resource Services and Development (AFRISA) passed out 1930 skilled livestock agribusiness entrepreneurs with various levels of Industrial Certification and Diplomas. The graduation ceremony, held on 17th June 2021 at the MAK-COVAB Industrial Livestock Research, Incubation and Skilling (ILRIS) Center at […]

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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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COVAB and ALFASAN Uganda Limited in joint Initiative to address the problem of Ticks and Tick-Borne diseases in South-Saharan region of Africa

On 19th March 2021 Makerere University through COVAB signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alfasan Uganda Limited as one of the joint initiatives to address the problem of ticks and tick-borne diseases in Uganda, and across the South Saharan region of Africa. During a signing ceremony which was held at the college Center for Biosecurity […]

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