MAP Evolution Project Launch

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Makerere University COVAB in collaboration with University Medical Center of Göttingen and the University of Khartoum has launched a new project.. Please read More

Summer School Students Sampling in Queen Elizabeth National

Covab Students  During their field work

CoVAB Students together with Mississippi State University students collecting samples from a darted elephant at Queen Elizabeth National Park during their field work. Read More......

The East African Regional Phage Laboratory Training

The East African Religional Phage Labaratory Training at CoVAB

The East African Regional Phage Laboratory Training at CoVAB. Read More......                                                                                                                           .

COVAB receives a new Deputy Principal.

Members pose for a group phot during the CoVAB deputy handover ceremony on 21st July 2017 in the college E board room

Prof. Kabasa (middle), Prof. Majalija, Dr. Nakavuma, together with Deans and Heads of Departments, and other Support Staff pose for a group photo during the CoVAB Deputy Principal's handover ceremony on 21st July 2017 in the college E-board room. Read More....


Participants at the 2014 International Scientifc Conference

Activities carried out

On 12th June and 13th  June, 2017, participants had a presentation on Trypanosomiasis; Distribution of the vector, epidemiology of the disease and control strategies at the National Live stock Resources Research Institute (NaLIRRI), which was held by the institute’s team. NaLIRRI under the umbrella of National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) is a government body that is mandated to carry our research and develop technologies in the fight against the Trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness in humans and Nagana in animals).

Key note speakers at NaLIRRI included;

  • The institute’s Director, Dr. Fredrick Kabi, who have a brief over view of NaRILLI’s activities.
  • Patrick Abila P’Odyek, a trained zoologist from Makerere University and Trypanosome researcher at NaLIRRI, who gave a presentation on Trypanosomiasis and control of Tsetse flies.
  • Rogers Azabo, a research officer on ticks, tsetse flies, and dairy production at NaLIRRI also gave a presentation on epidemiology distribution of tsetse flies in Uganda.

Participants also visited Bukedi Secondary School in Tororo district to share knowledge and sensitize the students about Trypanosomiasis.

College Staff and Students attending the International Cultural BOMA Conference at CoVAB

College Staff and Students attending the International Cultural BOMA Conference at CoVAB

On Wednesday 14th June, 2017, while in Mbale district, the team paid a field visit to Namayonyi sub-county health center, sub-county offices, and farmers who were supported by World Vision and the sub-country in developing themselves through agriculture, and the sub-county health center.

  • One of the farmers was Ms. Ritah Namakhula, who took them through her various agricultural practices such as; cattle rearing, pig rearing, poultry farming, aquaculture, and biogas production.
  • Stephen Kabala, who owns one Friesian cow he manages under zero grazing, and feeds with some medicinal herbs (ekigagi and emiluluuza) besides pasture to fight against cattle diseases.
  • Namanyonyi Vision Dairy Cooperative is a dairy plant with milk coolers that were donated to farmers of Namanyonyi sub-county by World Vision which was to promote easy marketing of the milk from the heifers they were donated.
  • The Sub-county offices, where they interacted with the sub-county chief, Mr. Were Musa, the LC3 Chairperson, Mr. JJ Kake and other technical staff, who took them through the administrative aspect of the sub-county, and the medical activities of Namanyonyi Health Center 3.

The team paid a visit at the Sipi Falls in Kapchorwa district for relaxation and adventure.

The team also engaged in social interactions with Prof. Margaret Khaitsa’s (MSSU) family and community members to know more about the Bagishu people and their culture, and the projects they have to support those who cannot afford education such as the Mayowa Foundation in Nalusaga- Butaleja.

On Thursday 15th June, 2017, the Summer School team visited Tororo Hospital where they met Dr. Thomas Ochar, a Medical Superidenant, who took them through the medical and research activities held at the hospital. Team also took a tour around the hospital.

BBLT students in practical lesson

BBLT students in practical lesson. Read more.....

Commemorating the World Rabies DayCommemorating the World Rabies Day. Read More....

Participants warming up after the two races

CoVAB in the 2018 Mak Endowment Fund Run. Read More......