Continuing Professional Development Course in Animal Health Diagnostics – A capacity building initiative

cows and flees

In an effort to improve field and laboratory detection skills of vector-borne and transboundary livestock diseases for veterinarians, the School of Veterinary Medicine (SoVM) of the University of Zambia (UNZA) partnered with the Central Veterinary Research Institute (CVRI) to develop and conduct a short course in thematic area of animal health diagnostics.

The NEPAD-SANBio Secretariat and the BioFISA II team visited the Livestock node and the Ministry of Higher Education in Zambia

NEPAD-SANBio/BioFISA II Programme with colleagues from Livestock Node

The NEPAD-SANBio Secretariat and the BioFISA II team visited the Livestock node -- the second NEPAD-SANBio Network node in Zambia on October 20th 2015. The node is co-hosted by the National Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research and the University of Zambia and is supported by the government of Zambia through the Ministry of Higher Education. Discussions at the node included an innovative approach developed for tick-borne disease control in livestock in the region and other outcomes from the first phase of the BioFISA I Programme.