Faculty, students to participate in infectious disease conference
Faculty, administrators and students from NDSU will participate in an international conference to discuss progress on the Capacity Building in Integrated Management of Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses project in Kampala, Uganda, July 11-13.
Margaret Khaitsa, associate professor of veterinary and microbiological sciences, serves as U.S. partnership director for the event, which employs the One World, One Health integrated health management approach to build human and institutional capacity at Makerere University in Uganda and in higher education institutions in network countries within East and Central Africa.
The meeting will provide a forum for partners in the Africa-U.S. Higher Education Initiative to: review the progress that has resulted from implementation of the first phase of the Capacity Building in Integrated Management of Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses project; share project findings with stakeholders; meet with other synergistic networks in the region; and finalize the action plan for the remainder of the first phase of the project.
The project is being implemented by NDSU and Makerere University, the lead partnering institutions in collaboration with partnering higher education institutions in the United States and East and Central Africa.
The conference was organized with the support of Higher Education and Development and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Participants will include representatives from partner institutions in the Africa-U.S. Integrated Disease Management Network. More information on the network is available at http://afrusidm.org.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.