ETHiCoBOTS

Project name: Ethiopian control of Bovine Tuberculosis Strategies (ETHiCoBOTS)
Project duration: 2016-2021: a 5 year research project
Project purpose: The aim of the ETHiCoBOTS project is to tackle the high burden of bovine TB in the Ethiopian dairy farm sector and to investigate the consequence of the on-going centrifugal trade of potentially infected dairy cattle to low prevalence regions and farming systems on transmission.

Project coordinator(s):

Professor James Wood

University of Cambridge, Department of veterinary medicine

Dr.Stephan Berg,

Dr.Solomon Gebre (WPI coordinator) at NAHDIC.

Cell phone:(+251)0911453760

Office phone:(+251)113384134

Email: gebredufe@yahoo.com

Project funded by:The project is funded under Zoo noses & emerging Livestock System (ZELS) program, a research initiative in the UK which is jointly funded by six Research bodies (BBSRC, DCstl, Dfid, ESRC, MERS and NERC).
 
There are currently 8 institutions participating in ETHiCoBOTS ,including 4 Ethiopian Research institutions, all led by the University of Cambridge. 
Those Ethiopian institutions participating in the project are:
1. Aklilu Lemma Institute of patho-biology(ALiPB),Addis Ababa University, AA,Ethiopia
2. Arma uer Hansen Research Institute(AHRI), AA, Ethiopia
3. Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research(EIAR),AA,Ethiopia
4. National Animal Health Diagnostic and Investigation Center(NAHDIC),Sebeta,Ethiopia
5. Animal and plant health agency(APHA),UK
6. Department of veterinary medicine and department of Anthropology, University of Cambridge,Uk
7. Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute(Swiss.TPH)
8. Institute for Global prosperity, University College. London(UCL) UK.