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African researchers developing tick vaccines to stop use of dangerous pesticides across the continent

Researchers across Africa are coming up with innovative immunological solutions to the age-old problem of ticks and tickborne diseases. Scientists in Uganda have successfully developed an anti-tick va...

Government earmarks sh11b for anti-tick vaccine factory

The Government, has set aside sh11b to operate an anti-tick vaccine manufacturing industry at the Namanve Industrial Area. A team of scientists from Makerere University who developed the anti-tick vac...

First anti-tick vaccine in Uganda on course to be produced by Makerere University researchers

According to the Anti-Tick Vaccine Initiative Principal Investigator, Dr. Margaret Saimo-Kahwa "Alternative methods like anti-tick vaccines that reduce the use of acaricides are urgently needed to pro...

Museveni donates 100 cows to aid the development of TicVac clinical trials

In April 2021, President Yoweri Museveni donated more than 100 cows to Dr. Margaret Saimo-Kahwa, the Principle Investigator of the Anti-Tick Development Initiative, which is leading efforts of manufac...

Makerere Partners With Alfasan To Start Producing TicVac-U Anti-Tick Vaccine

Some of the partners in the TicVac-U Anti-Tick Vaccine Development Initiative signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday 19th March, 2021. The major partners,including Makerere University an...

Makerere Lecturer Develops Tick Vaccine in Uganda

Dr Margaret Saimo-Kahwa, has been lauded by the world of science for developing an anti-tick vaccine. The senior lecturer and veterinary doctor at Makerere University, has been praised for developing ...

10 Scientists Who Made Ugandas First Tick Vaccine

Dr Margaret Saimo-Kahwa, the lead developer of the vaccine,  on Tuesday said the development started in 2005 with a seed grant from the Dutch Research Council,  but the government of Uganda through ...