Veterinary institute to maintain vaccines production

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The Director of National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom Dr. David Shemaki has assured that the production of vaccines to protect livestock and poultry in the country as well as engaging in research development activities will be maintained.

He said by so doing, “we have tried to reach out to international organizations for research and collaboration for development, training and human capital development.”

Disclosing this in an interview with The Triumph in his office in Vom near Jos, he explained that one of the activities that they have succeeded in getting through with is research project that has been awarded to the institute on Africa swine fever disease funded by the University Makerere Uganda, UK and the National Veterinary Research Institute with Mr. Pam Luka as the principal investigator.

According to him, the project is worth about 1.2 million US dollars, adding: “We also are in collaboration with an international consortium called Star Adept from Global Disease Research activities.

“We are making sure to maintain and repair those that are faulty, so that we can continue to make vaccines available to farmers, poultry farmers and livestock farmers in the country,” he stated.

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