Our One Health training focuses on developing competence for the application of molecular biology and analytical epidemiology to understand and manage risk associated with infectious diseases through a tiered postgraduate programme.

We aim to develop  world-class research students and fellows, addressing capacity gaps and the convergent need in science and technology that make linking medical and veterinary research efficient and effective in the resource poor settings of sub Saharan  Africa

Paradigm shift in the diagnosis of peste des petits ruminants: scoping review

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Authors: Edson Kinimi, Steven Odongo, Serge Muyldermans, Richard Kock Gerald Misinzo Abstract Peste des petits ruminants virus causes a highly contagious disease, which poses enormous economic losses in domestic animals and threatens the conservation of wild herbivores. Diagnosis remains a cornerstone to the Peste des petits ruminants Global Control and Eradication Strategy, an initiative of the…

Drivers, Risk Factors and Dynamics of African Swine Fever Outbreaks, Southern Highlands, Tanzania

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Authors:  Folorunso O. Fasina 1,*,Henry Kissinga 2,Fredy Mlowe 3,Samora Mshang’a 4,Benedict Matogo 5,Abnery Mrema 6,Adam Mhagama 7,Selemani Makungu 8,Niwael Mtui-Malamsha 1,Raphael Sallu 1,Gerald Misinzo 9,Bishop Magidanga 10,Fredrick Kivaria 11,Charles Bebay 11,Solomon Nong’ona 12,Fred Kafeero 1 andHezron Nonga 8   Abstract African swine fever remains an important pig disease globally in view of its rapid spread, economic impacts and food implications, with no option of vaccination or treatment. The Southern Highlands zone of Tanzania, an…

Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Antimicrobial Resistance Profiles of Thermophilic Campylobacter Species in Humans and Animals in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review

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Noel Gahamanyi,1 Leonard E. G. Mboera,1 Mecky I. Matee,2 Dieudonné Mutangana,3 and Erick V. G. Komba1 Abstract Thermophilic Campylobacter species are clinically important aetiologies of gastroenteritis in humans throughout the world. The colonization of different animal reservoirs by Campylobacter poses an important risk for humans through shedding of the pathogen in livestock waste and contamination of water sources, environment, and food. A review of…

A zooprophylaxis strategy using l‑lactic acid (Abate) to divert host‑seeking malaria vectors from human host to treated non‑host animals

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Elison E. Kemibala1,3*, Agenor Mafra‑Neto2, Teun Dekker4, Jesse Saroli2, Rodrigo Silva2, Anitha Philbert3, Kija Nghabi3 and Leonard E. G. Mboera   Abstract Background: Zooprophylaxis is a technique in which blood‑seeking vectors are diverted to non‑host animals in order to lower blood‑feeding rates on human hosts. The success of this technique depends on the host preference…

A systematic review on integration mechanisms in human and animal health surveillance systems with a view to addressing global health security threats

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Janeth George1,2* , Barbara Häsler3, Irene Mremi1,2, Calvin Sindato2,4, Leonard Mboera2, Mark Rweyemamu2 and James Mlangwa1 Abstract Background: Health surveillance is an important element of disease prevention, control, and management. During the past two decades, there have been several initiatives to integrate health surveillance systems using various mechanisms ranging from the integration of data sources to changing…

Antimicrobial use and resistance in food-producing animals and the environment: an African perspective

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Authors Zuhura I. Kimera,  Stephen E. Mshana,  Mark M. Rweyemamu,  Leonard E. G. Mboera &  Mecky I. N. Matee  Abstract Background The overuse of antimicrobials in food animals and the subsequent contamination of the environment have been associated with development and spread of antimicrobial resistance. This review presents information on antimicrobial use, resistance and status of…

2019-nCoV in context: lessons learned?

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Authors Richard A Kock William B Karesh Francisco Veas Thirumalaisamy P Velavan David Simons Leonard E G Mboera Osman Dar Liã Bárbara Arruda Alimuddin Zumla Open AccessPublished:February 06, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(20)30035-8 PlumX Metrics The emergence of a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan creates a sense of déjà vu with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) epidemic…

Ebola Virus Disease: Epidemiology, Clinical Features, Management, and Prevention.

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Authors EmanueleNicastriPhD, MDaGaryKobingerPhD, MDbFrancescoVairoMDaChiaraMontaldoMDaLeonard E.G.MboeraPhD, BVMcRashidAnsunamaPhDdAlimuddinZumlaMBChB, MSc, PhD, MD, FRCP(Lond), FRCP(Edin), FRCPath(UK), FAASeGiuseppeIppolitoMD, FRCPa a National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Lazzaro Spallanzani, IRCCS, Via Portuense, 292, Rome 00149, Italy b Centre de Recherche en Infectiologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec, Université Laval, 2705, Boulevard Laurier, RC-709, Québec, Québec G1V 4G2, Canada c SACIDS Foundation for…

Whole genome sequencing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates and clinical outcomes of patients treated for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Tanzania

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Authors Bugwesa Z. Katale,  Peter M. Mbelele,  Nsiande A. Lema,  Susana Campino,  Stephen E. Mshana,  Mark M. Rweyemamu,  Jody E. Phelan,  Julius D. Keyyu,  Mtebe Majigo,  Erasto V. Mbugi,  Hazel M. Dockrell,  Taane G. Clark,  Mecky I. Matee &  Stellah Mpagama    Abstract Background Tuberculosis (TB), particularly multi- and or extensive drug resistant TB, is still…

Is Africa prepared for tackling the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) epidemic. Lessons from past outbreaks, ongoing pan-African public health efforts, and implications for the future

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Kapata N, Ihekweazu C, Ntoumi F, Tajudeen R, Chanda-Kapata P, Mwaba P, Mukonka V, Bates M, Tembo J, Corman V, Mfinanga S, Asogun D, Elton L, Arruda LB, Thomason MJ, Mboera L, Yavlinsky A, Haider N, Simons D, Hollmann L, Lule SA, Veas F, Abdel Hamid MM, Dar O, Edwards S, Vairo F, McHugh TD,…
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