M7 Meets Cuban Scientists at State House

Museveni Meets Cuban Scientists at State House

President Yoweri Museveni has received a team of Cuban scientists led by Dr. Hector Luis Machado Morales, at State House, Entebbe. The team is on a 10-day visit to work with their Ugandan counterparts to develop a strategy of bringing Gavac, an anti-tick vaccine into the country quickly.

The Cuban scientists, accompanied by their Ugandan counterparts were led by Prof. Anthony Mugisha from the Heber Biotec S.A. Firm in Havana.

The two scientific teams are scheduled to work together to concretize the importation of Gavac vaccine into Uganda under emergency arrangements with a view to monitoring and evaluating its efficacy.

President Museveni urged the scientists to expend their efforts in the fight against ticks in Uganda.

Prof. Anthony Mugisha informed the President that the Programme implementation will begin with the hard hit districts in the country, targeting 500,000 cattle.