Navigation Links
Research network wins approximately £5.7 million to target human and animal diseases in Africa
Date:7/1/2009

in low- and middle-income countries.

SACIDS' work tackles a woefully under-resourced and important sector. Most major infectious human diseases have animal origins and up to 80 per cent of emerging infectious human diseases come from livestock or wild animals, yet Africa currently has the least capacity to survey major livestock or wildlife diseases. Livestock provide a vital source of nutrition, financial security and status in the continent, but livestock production is severely limited by disease. Many of the world's worst livestock diseases, such as Foot and Mouth disease, are indigenous to Africa.

The Wellcome Trust grant will provide funds for SACIDS to:

  • Develop and deliver new MSc courses in critical areas of Molecular Biology and Epidemiology
  • Develop biosafety systems and quality management in laboratories
  • Develop continuing professional development to upgrade skills
  • Develop a secure internet-based technology platform for partners to share resources
  • Enhance ICT support to distance learning
  • Provide research apprenticeships with 'smart partners' institutions, namely RVC and LSHTM

Professor Mark Rweyemamu, Executive Director of SACIDS, Professor at Sokoine University and a Visiting Professor at RVC, stressed the necessity of the SACIDS initiative. He said: "The 'one health' collaboration between medical and veterinary sectors helps us to focus our common resources to study the shared problem of infectious disease. The 'smart partnership' between SACIDS and the LIDC colleges will marshal the best science expertise to the study of infectious diseases in the endemic setting and to identify new and emerging diseases early". Professor Jeff Waage, Director of LIDC, said "LIDC's member institutions are excited at the prospect of building a 'one health' platform for research and training with SACIDS members in Africa."

SACIDS has also won financial backing for analysis
'/>"/>

Contact: Guy Collender
guy.collender@lidc.bloomsbury.ac.uk
020-795-88260
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Research shows skeleton to be endocrine organ
2. Newly created cancer stem cells could aid breast cancer research
3. Dominant cholesterol-metabolism ideas challenged by new research
4. Researchers identify proteins involved in new neurodegenerative syndrome
5. Texas researchers and educators head for Antarctica
6. MGH researchers describe new way to identify, evolve novel enzymes
7. University of Pennsylvania researchers develop formula to gauge risk of disease clusters
8. University of Oregon researcher finds that on waters surface, nitric acid is not so tough
9. U of MN researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
10. U of Minnesota researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
11. Story ideas from the Journal of Lipid Research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/14/2014)... have sequenced the house fly genome for the first ... from an insect that thrives in pathogen-rich dung piles ... in the journal Genome Biology , will increase ... how flies quickly adapt to resist insecticides, which could ... (Musca domestica) carry and transmit more than 100 human ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... Montreal, October 14, 2014 – High doses of fish oil ... fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat in which the ... The results of the AFFORD trial led by the Montreal ... American College of Cardiology on October 7th. , For ... antiarrhythmic therapy were randomly assigned to 4 grams of fish ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... international team of researchers, led by the Chinese Academy ... Nature Genetics a brief genomic history of ... the tomato plant. , The C.M. Rick Tomato Genetics ... in this study by providing seed of both cultivated ... which builds on the first tomato genome sequence completed ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):House fly genome reveals expanded immune system 2
... scale of seasonal changes in a habitat help determine ... always travel together to the same place or independently ... in February in Global Ecology and Biogeography by the ... The study,s findings have significant implications for ...
... researchers recovered from an Andes Mountains lake reveals that ... densely populated tropical regions will most likely experience severe ... The Pitt team found that equatorial regions of South ... point in the past millennium. The researchers report ...
... WALNUT CREEK, Calif.The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) ... a grant to DOE Joint Genome Institute scientist Susannah ... (metagenomes) in restored wetlands around the San Francisco Bay-Delta ... DOE JGI Metagenome Program, and 64 other applicants had ...
Cached Biology News:Smithsonian scientists report changes in vegetation determine how animals migrate 22,300-year climate record suggests severe tropical droughts as northern temperatures rise 22,300-year climate record suggests severe tropical droughts as northern temperatures rise 3JGI's Susannah Tringe receives prestigious $2.5M DOE Early Career Research Award 2
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 , A major pan-European ... the delivery of care has revealed changing trends in ... in the provision of healthcare services across the continent. ... United European Gastroenterology (UEG), have been announced today and ... of the burden of GI disorders across ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Local veterinary surgeon, Dr. Tim McCarthy ... of donor stem cells for dogs with osteoarthritis. Dr. ... has performed clinical stem cell therapy for 7 years. ... if a single injection of donor stem cells into ... pain and inflammation in the treated joints. , ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... October 19, 2014 The Asian Automatic ... Asian with analysis and forecast of revenue. The Automatic ... to around $463.9 million by 2018, at a developing ... through the TOC of the Asian Automatic patient billing ... provided. This also provides a glimpse of the segmentation ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... According to market research report “Outdoor Wi-Fi ... gateways)]- Global Advancements, Forecasts and Analysis (2013 - ... market with analysis and forecasting of the global ... drivers and the restrains for this market with ... , Browse 65 market data tables and 69 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Major Survey Reveals Changing Trends and Inequalities in Healthcare Provision for Gastrointestinal Disorders Across Europe 2Major Survey Reveals Changing Trends and Inequalities in Healthcare Provision for Gastrointestinal Disorders Across Europe 3Major Survey Reveals Changing Trends and Inequalities in Healthcare Provision for Gastrointestinal Disorders Across Europe 4Major Survey Reveals Changing Trends and Inequalities in Healthcare Provision for Gastrointestinal Disorders Across Europe 5Cascade Veterinary Referral Center Seeks Candidates for an Investigational Study of Stem Cells for Dogs with Arthritis 2The Asian Automatic patient billing market is estimated to grow to around $463.9 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asian Automatic patient billing market is estimated to grow to around $463.9 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Outdoor Wi-Fi Market (by Access Points, WLAN Controllers, Wireless gateways) Expected to Cross $37.2 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Outdoor Wi-Fi Market (by Access Points, WLAN Controllers, Wireless gateways) Expected to Cross $37.2 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Outdoor Wi-Fi Market (by Access Points, WLAN Controllers, Wireless gateways) Expected to Cross $37.2 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... Inc. (Nasdaq: SEPR ), FRAMINGHAM, Mass. ... HTW) today announced that,veteran healthcare executive Timothy J. ... non- executive director, effective immediately., Barberich, 60, ... and chairman of Marlborough, MA-based Sepracor Inc., a ...
... ALEHT), a drug and diagnostic discovery company, announces,changes ... shareholders, meeting of the Company, that was,held on ... appointment as,member of the Supervisory Board, and as ... the age limit defined in the Company by-laws. ...
... EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 29 Onyx,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... with management to discuss first quarter 2008 financial,results and ... 2008, at,5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time). ... will be released earlier that day., Interested parties ...
Cached Biology Technology:HeartWare Appoints Timothy J. Barberich to Board of Directors 2Frederic Desdouits Appointed Member of the Supervisory Board of ExonHit Therapeutics 2Frederic Desdouits Appointed Member of the Supervisory Board of ExonHit Therapeutics 3
... T4 Polynucleotide Kinase (PNK) catalyzes the ... to the 5'-hydroxyl of single- and ... The enzyme also removes the 3'-phosphate ... deoxyribonucleoside 3', 5'-diphosphates to form a ...
MOUSE ANTI GTP BINDING PROTEIN...
We offer solid and solution phase peptide synthesis including a whole range of modifications. Please send the details of your peptide synthesis need to info@rpeptide.com...
Maxi XL Hybridization Oven for Extra Large bottles. 6 bottle (70 mm) rotisserie + shaker tray available for simultaneous use. Includes linear and orbital shaker trays, 4 extra large bottles, pack o...
Biology Products: