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Institute of Novel and Emerging Infectious Diseases (INNT

Boosting Uganda’s investments in Livestock Development. Short title: BUILD INNT


Duration: 01/2020 - 09/2023

Funding: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development


In this project, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) supports livestock production and animal health in Uganda, focusing on rift valley fever, small ruminant plague, antibiotic resistance in livestock production, and food safety. The project is being implemented under the leadership of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and is supported by the Free University of Berlin, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment and the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI). Locally, Veterinarians Without Borders (ToGeV) and state veterinary authorities are collaborating in the project. The FLI is implementing studies on the characterization of RVF and PPR viruses as well as on vector competence in possible RVFV vectors.

Further information can be found on the project page:

Involved INNT scientists:

Dr. Martin Eiden
Prof. Dr. Martin H. Groschup

Dr. Franziska Stoek (PostDoc)

Adaptiert from "How Diseases came to be Named/After Places in Uganda" Agnes Kyotalengerire, New Vision, 11 Sept. 2007, ©CDC

Project partner:

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenia

FU Berlin, Deutschland

BfR, Berlin, Deutschland

National Animal Disease Diagnostics and Epidemiology Centre (NADDEC), Entebbe, Uganda

Makarere University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources & Biosecurity (COVAB), Kampala, Uganda

Kenia Medical research Institute (KEMRI), Nairobi, Kenia