Appointment of Director of Research Coordination and Promotion, Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH)

July 2, 2020
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Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) has appointed Dr. Bugwesa Zablon Katale, Director of Research Coordination and Promotion effective from 8th June, 2020. Dr Katale holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science (MUHAS), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Dr Katale is also a post doc fellow on Genomics…

Chuo Kikuu cha Sokoine cha Kilimo kushiriki mapambano dhidi ya COVID-19

June 29, 2020
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Kwa miaka 12, Chuo Kikuu cha Sokoine cha Kilimo (SUA) kimeasisi na kutekeleza tafiti na programu mbalimbali zinazohusiana na magonjwa ambukizi kwa kutumia dhana ya Afya Moja. Katika kutekeleza azma hii, Chuo kinashirikiana na Taasisi ya Taifa ya Utafiti wa Magonjwa ya Binadamu, Chuo Kikuu cha Tiba na Sayansi Shirikishi cha Muhimbili, Wakala wa Maabara…

Appointment of Chief Veterinary Officer/Leader Animal Health Programme, FAO

June 11, 2020
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The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has appointed Dr Keith Sumption, Chief Veterinary Officer of Animal Production and Health Division (AGA), at FAO Headquarters, Rome, effective 1 June 2020. Dr Sumption holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Reading, gained following 3 years of field…

OBITUARY

June 5, 2020
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DEATH AND FUNERAL NOTICE Mr. Onesmo Kahatano (48) passed away in Dar es Salaam on the 5th June 2020 after a short illness. Onesmo was a Procurement Officer with the SACIDS Foundation for One Health at Sokoine University of Agriculture since April 2006. He was a holder of a Master of Business Administration of the…

New DRC Ebola outbreak grows to 9 cases, 5 deaths

June 3, 2020
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Three more cases have been reported in a new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) Equateur, and health officials have fleshed out more details about the cluster of cases. Yesterday the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the DRC had notified it of an outbreak in the northwestern part of the country…

The Salzburg Statement on Metrics for One Health Surveillance

May 18, 2020
CALL TO ACTION  Preparedness for epidemics of infectious diseases in animals and humans must be recognized as a public good necessary for global health security. A rapid, concerted shift in disease surveillance practices is needed to move from a single sector-based approach to a One Health multi-sectoral approach.  Ending Pandemics and the participants of Salzburg…

PASET-RSIF PhD Scholarships in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology

May 1, 2020
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The Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) is an African-led initiative with the goal of strengthening skills in the Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology to further socio-economic transformation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) is the flagship program of PASET. RSIF focuses on transformative technologies that…

The RVC and Sokoine University of Agriculture boost testing capacity for severe gastrointestinal and respiratory disease in sheep and goats

April 18, 2020
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The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and SACIDS Foundation for One Health located at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Tanzania are improving regional testing capacities for the devastating Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus (PPRV). PPRV emerged in East Africa in the first decade of this century causing considerable livestock loss and hardship for pastoral communities.…