Research training in Uganda

Last changed: 20 October 2017

In 2010, a five-year very successful Sida-supported cooperation on research training in veterinary medicine with MakerereUniversity (Mak) in Uganda was initiated.

Five colleagues from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (VH-Faculty) at Mak started their PhD studies with supervisors from Mak and SLU (VH-Faculty). Their studies focused on different themes: reproduction in cows, diarrheal diseases in pigs, viral disease in pigs, bacterial zoonoses in cows and ethno-pharmaceuticals against parasites. Fieldwork was mainly done in Northern Uganda and laboratory work in Kampala at Mak or at SLU in Uppsala. All five PhD students completed their studies in 2015 within the given time frame. The 100% success rate in this cooperation is indeed an achievement! In addition, the cooperation has so far generated thirteen scientific reports in international peer-review journals, and there are more to come since eight manuscripts have been submitted for review or are in progress. Moreover, there have been more than fifteen conference reports or abstracts from this cooperation