Makerere University RIF CoVAB Open Day 15thNov2021

The College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Resources and Biosecurity (CoVAB) invites you to a Virtual Open Day where innovations and some of the outputs of the different research projects supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF) will be showcased.

Date and Time: Monday 15th November, 2021 starting at 8:30 AM EAT

Guest of Honour: Hon. Dr. Monica Musenero, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovations

Cumulatively over a three year period, the College has been a beneficiary of Mak-RIF funding with sixty (60) projects supported. Out of these, ten projects will be exhibited. They include;

  1. Optimization of the dosage, adjuvant and route for the candidate anti-tick vaccine by Dr. Kokas Ikwap
  2. Developing a community-based model for integrating bioenergy and poultry production using rice agro-waste (Integrated bioenergy agriculture model) by Prof. John David Kabasa
  3. Assessment of veterinary drug residues in milk, chicken and eggs and development of a residue monitoring plan for these foods in Uganda by John Kateregga
  4. Cytokines as novel therapeutic agents in the management of late stage Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense sleeping sickness: a preclinical trial (CaNTMS) by Charles Drago Kato
  5. Developing Monitoring System for Quantifying and Mapping antibacterials used in Livestock Farming Systems in Uganda by Prof. Lawrence Mugisha
  6. Developing Novel Phytonutraceuticals from wild edible fruits and vegetables for Mitigating Malnutrition among pregnant women and School going children by Anne Juliet Nalunkuma Kazibwe
  7. Strengthening veterinary clinical research, training and outreach at Makerere through a learner-centered herd-health and community action research program (SHARP) for improved animal welfare, health and productivity by Prof. James Okwee-Acai
  8. Establishment of a platform to strengthen production of safe and healthy dairy and chicken derived foods using one health to counter antimicrobial resistance and drug residues in uganda. (PLAS-SAFE) by Paul Ssajjakambwe
  9. Optimizing SMART Dairy Technologies for Efficient Sustainable Productivity of Dairy Farmers In Uganda by Robert Tweyongyere
  10. Agrochemical residues in meat and milk of cattle in the acaricide-tick-resistant infested areas: a case study of Gomba District by Peter Waiswa

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, attendees are requested to register and join the event via the Zoom link below starting 10:00 AM EAT

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