Foot-and-mouth disease has been identified, by the Chief Veterinary Officers of SADC Member States, as a disease of strategic importance for the whole region, constraining market access for livestock commodities and regional integration and is becoming increasingly important to the livelihoods of livestock communities. Much of the work on FMD in the region has been in those countries that export livestock commodities to the European Union. But there has been... more
To provide information necessary for the development of a rational control method of FMD in the region. The control of FMD will protect animals from devastating infectious thereby promoting market access (of animals and animal products) and sicio-economic development of Southern African society.
What contributes to FMD endemicity in Southern and Estern Africa and what options for its risk management
Many countries in the southern Africa region, including Tanzania and Zambia, rely profoundly on livestock production as a source of economic growth and livelihoods for the rural poor. It is estimated that nearly 50% of the southern African population derive their livelihoods from livestock, with this percentage rising as high as 70% for some countries. Given the importance of livestock within southern Africa and the multitudes of different production systems present in this... more
National Coordinator – Professor Jean-Marie Kayembe Ntumba, Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine Institute of Public Health Kinshasa
The Institute of Public Health of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Kinshasa.
National Institute for Biomedical Research (INRB)
The Central Veterinary Laboratory in Kinshasa
National Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN)
National Coordinator – Dr Luis Neves, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Eduardo Mondlane University
Faculty of Medicine - Eduardo Mondlane University (FM-EMU)
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – Eduardo Mondlane University (FVM-EMU)
Directorate of Animal Sciences – Institute of Agricultural Research of Mozambique - Ministry of Agriculture (DCA-IIAM)
National Health Institute – Ministry of Health (INS)
National Institute for Fisheries Inspection (INIP)
National Coordinator of South Africa national consortium is Professor Musoke, Director OVI
National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service (NICD/NHLS), Johannesburg, South Africa
Faculty of Veterinary Science University of Pretoria (FVS-UP), at Onderstepoort
National Coordinator of Tanzanian consortium is Professor Mecky Matee, Head Dept Microbiology, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, MUHAS, Dar es Salaam
The Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI)
Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA)
Zambia national coordinator is Dr. Aaron S. Mweene, Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia.
Central Veterinary Research Institute (CVRI) - email: cvri @ zamnet dot zm