|Message from the Dean|
Dear visitor, let me welcome you to the website of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia. Here you can access information that will be helpful as you investigate where, when and how you would like to pursue your higher education in the various fields of Animal Health and Production. You can also browse through information as regards our curricula and the programs of study as well as our various research themes.
|Department Of Disease Control|
The Department of Disease Control is one of the four Departments in the School of Veterinary Medicine.The Department has the following
laboratories: Virology, Bacteriology, Public Health, Biochemistry, Pathology and Haematology/Parasitology. In addition,the Department has
a Biohazard facility contentment level 2 where infectious materials are handled.In 2008,a Biosafety Level-3 laboratory facility was
constructed by the Centre for Zoonoses Control project of the Hokkaido University,Japan. This morden facility has greatly improved the
capacity of the Department to engage in research work involving various pathogens and the facility also provides service to the Ministry
of Agriculture and Cooperatives and the Ministry of Health. The Department contributes significantly to scholary research in the areas
of Emerging and Re-emerging/ Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Public Health, Environmental Toxicology and others. Locally,the Department
has several collaborative links with the Zambia Wildlife Authority, the University Teaching Hospital,Centre for Disease
Control-(Chest laboratory),The Central Veterinary Research Institute, Golden Valley Agriculture Research Trust and other organisations.
International collaboration exists with the following institutions and units such as The Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine/Center for
Zoonosis Control-Hokkaido University, University of Zimbabwe, Norwegian School of Veterinary Medicince, Sokoine University of Agriculture,
The Norwegian Veterinary Institute,Makerere University.In Extension Education,the Department has linkage with farmers group