Global African Swine Fever Research Alliance

Mission of GARA

To establish and sustain global research partnerships that will generate scientific knowledge and tools to contribute to the successful prevention, control and where feasible eradication of African Swine...

The African Union has awarded a research grant of USD 1,249,988 to a consortium of scientists led by the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS) to implement a research project titled, ‘Developing innovative...

Scientists from Makerere University have embarked on a study to analyze the African Swine Fever (ASF), a disease which infects domestic pigs and those in the wild which is a major challenge to farmers raring the animal.

The study which has been undergoing since 2009 is aimed at understanding how the African...

The National Stakeholders workshop for Uganda on African Swine Fever (ASF) was held on 28th April 2016 at Hotel Brovad, Masaka District, Uganda. Participants of the workshop were from Makerere University; Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF); Veterinary Institute for Animal Health, Sweden and districts across...

Purpose of the Workshop
The main objective of the scientific workshop will be to review accomplishments made towards the gaps identified during the previous workshops on Plum Island and Pretoria.  The Scientific Committee will be developing the agenda for the workshop shortly.  It is expected...

African swine fever (ASF) is the main threat to the development of the African pig industry. Its destructive potential was fully appreciated when, in 1957, it made its first appearance outside Africa. Heavy losses were experienced in areas of high pig production in Europe and subsequently the Caribbean and Brazil....

Charles Masembe from the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University has scooped the highly competitive Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine; and has recently been promoted to Associate Professor (...

Uganda is a low-income country with the largest pig population in East Africa. Pig keeping has a large potential, commercially and as a tool for poverty reduction, but African swine fever (ASF) is a major hurdle for development of the sector. The objective of this study was to evaluate knowledge, attitudes and...


About ASF project

The project aims to determine the transmission dynamics of African swine fever (ASF) at the livestock-wildlife interface in an endemic setting. To achieve this aim, the project will undertake a comprehensive molecular epidemiological analysis to investigate the distribution, pattern of spread, and full genome characteristics of ASF virus (ASFV) in Uganda. Read More


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