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Ugandan Scientists Make Breakthrough In Developing Anti-Tick Vaccine

The National Agriculture Research Organization (NARO) has revealed that it has made a breakthrough in making an anti-tick vaccine.

This was revealed yesterday by NARO Deputy Director General, Dr. Yona Baguma while addressing the State Minister for animal industry, Joy Kabatsi in Nakyesasa inn Wakiso District.
According to Dr. Yona, the new vaccine has been developed by a team of Ugandan scientists under NARO, assisted by a team of experts from Spain led by Prof. Jose Dela Founte.
Dr. Yona says the new vaccine is expected on market as soon as possible. It will be the best in Africa and second to Gavac vaccine which was developed in Cuba.
“As soon as we are done with the process of registration and other requirements, the drug will go on market and farmers won’t cry again with ticks because it is the best on African Continent,” Dr. Yonah said.
The Minister thanked the team for this development and pledged more support from Cabinet.
“This project is entirely funded by the Government of Uganda. Cabinet has put aside Shs100bn specifically to support these scientists. The animal subsector contributes heavily to the economy of this Country. That is why we need to put in a lot of money,” Kabatsi added.


5 thoughts on “Ugandan Scientists Make Breakthrough In Developing Anti-Tick Vaccine

  1. Byoleko Vincent

    It’s for us extension workers to farmers

  2. Kiwewa Innocent

    This is one of the greatest innovations we have had and most of us we have been waiting for it.
    I too would like to join the team if they needed other people to help them here or there.
    Big up Uganda hence (BUBU) should be held at its climax

  3. Kayondo Geoffrey

    Wonderful we’ve been suffering so much thanks team Uganda.
    Quicken the process of putting on the market.

    • Otim

      I am one farmer who has suffered so much spraying my goats every time because of ticks.I am so happy.
      Bravo Ugandan scientists.

      • Edidah Ampaire

        This is a great contribution to the inprovement of the animal sector, especially for smallholder livestock farmers who are the majority. Big congrayulations to NARO upon this milestone! We thank those who supported.

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