THE AFRICAN GENETIC BIOCONTROL CONSORTIUM
Dr Misheck Mulumba
About Dr. Misheck Mulumba
Dr Misheck Mulumba is the head of Animal Health and Protection at the Agricultural Research Council-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute (ARC-OVI).
He is a member of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Scientific Commission for Animal Diseases (SCAD) and the current Chairperson of the African One Health Network (AfOHNet) .
He holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine Degree (BVM) from the University of Zambia, A Master of Science degree from Reading University and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Prince Leopold Institute of Medicine in Belgium. His background training is in Epidemiology, Ticks Tick-borne diseases and Transboundary animal diseases (TADs).
He has extensive field and laboratory experience in the following fields; vaccine production, TADs especially foot and mouth disease (FMD), peste des petit ruminants (PPR), contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP), trypanosomosis and tick-borne diseases (TBDs). He has published extensively on TBDs and TADs.
Of late his interest branched off into One Health and he currently serves as the Co-Chair of the South African One Health Forum and the current Chairperson of the African One Health Network (AfOHNet).
His previous positions include being Director for the African Union/Centre for Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases (AU/CTTBD); and Project Coordinator and Network Surveillance Expert on the $21.6m African Development Bank funded project for the 15 member Southern African Development Community (SADC).
He was also the Chief Veterinary Officer and Sub-program Manager, Animal Production and Health for the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries in Zambia; Project Manager for ASVEZA, a Belgium-funded animal health project where he was responsible for the administrative, financial and scientific management of the project.
He served in the veterinary field services as a Government Veterinary Officer in Zambia. Dr Mulumba is also a founding member of the African Chapter of the Wildlife Disease Association (WDA) the IUCN Veterinary Specialist Group and the Veterinary Association of Zambia (VAZ).
Dr Mulumba is a member of the Academy of Science in South African (ASSAf) Standing Committee on Biosafety and Biosecurity.