The Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio), Livestock Node, University of Zambia, School of Veterinary Medicine

The Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) is a shared biosciences research, development and innovation platform for working collaboratively to address some of Southern Africa's key biosciences issues in health, nutrition and health-related intervention areas such as agriculture and environment.

Under its governance model, the basic unit is the SANbio node. These nodes provide access to infrastructure and expertise, report to the Secretariat on node activities and participate in regional research, development and innovation activities. The University of Zambia, through the School of Veterinary Medicine is coordinating the Livestock research node. This encompasses research on all aspects of livestock disease and production.

Local and regional researchers are encouraged to identify gaps and write proposals in research areas vital to livestock production. The Livestock Node, University of Zambia, School of Veterinary Medicine seeks collaborating partners in various thematic areas under the umbrella of Livestock health production and welfare. In order to address the gender disparity in the field of scientific research, the platform encourages a 50-50 ratio of male to female Principle Investigators

Further information about the platform can be found here.