A team from the African Union (AU) led by Dr. Monica Ebele Idinoba accompanied by Ms. Khadidiatou Meissa Gaye visited the ASF-RESIST action from the 23rd April to 26th April 2019 at the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS) to review progress of the action since its inception in 2018. The African Union supported by the European Union...

The action team members of ASF-RESIST led by the Principal Investigator (Professor Charles Masembe) met with action partners at the National Veterinary Research Institute (Nigeria) during the annual evaluation of the AU-ASF RESIST action. The team evaluated the progress and challenges for the year 2018, made a workplan for year II of...

In collaboration with the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, Glasgow, UK and Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, we are pleased to announce the 2019 overseas course in Viral Genomics and Bioinformatics.

Viral diseases are a major public health burden across the world. In...

Early this year, the African Union, supported by the European Union 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 action aimed at ‘Developing innovative and sustainable approaches to prevent the spread of African Swine...

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 Largest Ag-Genomics Meeting in the World

PAG brings together over 3,000 leading genetic scientists and researchers in plant and animal research, and over 130 exhibits, 150 workshops, 1100  posters and over 1800 abstracts.

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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...

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...

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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

Dr Charles Masembe, an African veterinerian, molecular epidemiologist and Associate Professor at the College of Natural Sciences, Makerere...

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Dr. Masembe wins the Welcome Trust Fund to sponsor his research project titled "African Swine Fever Transmission Dynamics".

                  

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