Debswana gives UB P1.2 million to develop animal vaccines

Debswana has partnered with the University Of Botswana (UB) department of Biological Sciences to fund a research project to develop vaccines for three fatal and highly contagious diseases.

These diseases that are endemic and normally attack ruminants are Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD), Rabies and Pestes des Tetits Ruminants (PPR).

The project, funded by Debswana to the tune of P1.2 million for a three year period, is being conducted in partnership with the Botswana Vaccine Institute, the National Veterinary Lab and the Pitzer College in the United States. This funding exemplifies Debswana’s dedication to uplifting the lives of Batswana, supporting government programmes and investing in the future of our country.

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