#OneHealthDay is this Sunday: Join ILRI in collaborative work for healthier people, animals and lands
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#OneHealthDay is this Sunday: Join ILRI in collaborative work for healthier people, animals and lands

ILRI researchers have been investigating diseases that afflict both people and animals in an ecosystem context for more than 40 years. ILRI’s animal health and environmental scientists have found One Health approaches to highly useful in their work. Continue reading

Workshop inaugurates surveillance project on human and animal diseases in Kenya
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Workshop inaugurates surveillance project on human and animal diseases in Kenya

Recently, a consortium of Kenyan and international institutions launched a three-year surveillance project on three of those five priority zoonotic diseases with an inaugural workshop held on 3 September 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading

Boosting Uganda’s action plans on livestock development – BMZ-funded project to tackle animal health challenges
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Boosting Uganda’s action plans on livestock development – BMZ-funded project to tackle animal health challenges

In early June this year, policymakers, researchers, government and private sector representatives from Kenya, Germany and Uganda met in Kampala to launch the BuildUganda project. Funded by the German government, BuildUganda is a research for development collaboration to prevent and tackle animal diseases and zoonoses in Uganda. Its focus on ‘healthy animals for healthy food and healthy people’ reflects the importance of livestock in the lives and livelihoods of Uganda’s population. Continue reading

Minimizing the risks of Rift Valley fever in Uganda – BuildUganda project to build national​ surveillance and response capacities
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Minimizing the risks of Rift Valley fever in Uganda – BuildUganda project to build national​ surveillance and response capacities

In early June this year, the BuildUganda research for development project was launched at a workshop with stakeholders. One of the four components of the project is focused on controlling Rift Valley fever (RVF) in Uganda. This component specifically aims to minimize the impacts of RVF by improving capacities for surveillance and response at national and community levels, leading to better risk prediction, evidence-based disease control policies, and improved awareness about the disease. Continue reading

Boosting Uganda’s investments in livestock development – healthy animals for healthy food and healthy people
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Boosting Uganda’s investments in livestock development – healthy animals for healthy food and healthy people

Today, policymakers, researchers and academics, donors, civil society, as well as government and private sector representatives from Uganda, Kenya and Germany meet to boost investment in Uganda’s livestock. Continue reading

Introducing English and Swahili instructional videos on the patterns, signs, symptoms and control of Rift Valley fever
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Introducing English and Swahili instructional videos on the patterns, signs, symptoms and control of Rift Valley fever

Originally posted on ILVAC:
Written by Bernard Bett Several outbreaks of Rift Valley fever in livestock and people have occurred in eastern Africa over the last three months or so. In the first week of June 2018, local media reported at least five fatal human cases in Kenya’s northern Wajir County. More suspected cases in…

ILRI’s Kapiti livestock research station—and Kenyan and global public goods—imperiled by land grabs in Kenya
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ILRI’s Kapiti livestock research station—and Kenyan and global public goods—imperiled by land grabs in Kenya

Over the past several weeks, illegal attempts to grab land have escalated at Kapiti Plains Estate (‘Kapiti’, or ‘Kapiti research station’), located about 60 km southeast of Nairobi along Mombasa Road, in Machakos County. Members of groups involved in the illegal sales have started trespassing and building illegal structures on Kapiti research station. No land at Kapiti is for sale. Continue reading