REGIONAL NETWORK:   Africa and the Middle East

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Though not technically a network at this stage given that there is only one STAR-IDAZ participant from Africa and the Middle East, the African Union – Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), it is hoped that other countries from the region will join.

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Rift Valley fever epidemics in Madagascar linked to livestock trading

Trade in livestock may contribute to the spread of insect-borne diseases, at a time when climate change is already modifying global vector distribution. Publications in PNAS and Scientific Reports reveal that trade in cattle is the main trigger factor for Rift Valley fever epidemics in Madagascar, and that, between two outbreaks, the virus persists in [...]

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GFRA Newsletter issue 5

GFRA Newsletter May 2016

Download the latest newsletter from the GFRA – Global Foot and Mouth Disease Research Alliance.

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IRC Launch

Launch of the STAR-IDAZ International Research Consortium (IRC) on Animal Health

Animal diseases can cause serious social, economic and environmental damage, impact on animal welfare and in some cases directly threaten human health. These diseases ignore borders. Livestock provides one third of human protein intake so working together to develop new control methods for the disease problems that are common to countries around the world is [...]

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5th Medical & Veterinary Virus Research Symposium

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Vaccinology in Africa Master’s Level Course

The 2017 ‘Vaccinology in Africa’ Master’s Level Course is open to applications from students, researchers and professionals resident in East Africa. The course covers the main aspects of human and veterinary vaccinology, the vaccine development process, biomanufacturing, clinical trials, regulatory and ethical issues, highlighting human and veterinary links and synergies from scientific, technological and regulatory [...]

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22nd Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Africa


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