Africa / Animal Diseases / Disease Control / Livestock

Researchers make progress toward finding a new cure for nagana-infected livestock

In Zulu, “nagana” means “depressed in spirits.” To many poor farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, however, nagana is more than just an emotion—it’s a disease that plagues their livestock, exacerbating poverty and hunger in the region. But researchers in Belgium may soon have something to raise the temperaments of African farmers: a drug aimed at curing … Continue reading

Animal Health / East Africa / Emerging Diseases / Health / Livestock / Uganda

Further spread of Rhodesian sleeping sickness in Uganda likely due to livestock movements

The northwards spread of human Rhodesian sleeping sickness in Uganda is likely due to the movement of infected livestock, according to new findings from an interdisciplinary research group including members from the Centre for Infectious Diseases, University of Edinburgh; the Ministry of Health, Uganda; and the Universities of Oxford and Southampton. The current study, published … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / East Africa / Kenya / Research

In Kenya, better cows for better health

A parasite researcher from NYU is hoping to tackle African sleeping sickness in Kenya by creating genetically enhanced cows that cannot catch or transmit the disease. Jayne Raper believes that to truly help people, sometimes you have to start with another species. In this case, cows. Unlike Raper, a parasite researcher at New York University, most … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Diseases / ILRI / Livestock / Livestock Systems / Mali / Regions

Etude des politiques relatives aux strategies de gestion de la chimioresistance dans le cadre de la lutte contre la trypanosomose en Afrique de l’ouest: Cas du Mali

This report by Hippolyte Affognon, Oumar Diall, Delia Grace and  Thomas Randolph of ILRI and Massita Coulibaly of Institut National Polytechnique Houphouët Boigny (INPHB) and Hermann Waibel of Université Leibniz d’Hanovre, Germany on Etude des politiques relatives aux strategies de gestion de la chimioresistance dans le cadre de la lutte contre la trypanosomose en Afrique … Continue reading