World Bank Gives UNZA US$6 Million Grant For Laboratory


The World Bank has granted Zambia US$6 million to establish a Zoonotic research laboratory at UNZA. Zoonoses can be caused by a range of disease pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites;

Upon hearing the news the UNZA Vice Chancellor Luke Mumba noted that the laboratory will be a centre of excellence in Southern Africa, and be greatly important in the fight against disease in Zambia and neighbouring countries.

Mr Mumba made this statement whilst visiting the Zambian Ambassador in Japan. Professor Mumba and his two-man delegation are in Japan to launch the University’s strategic partnership with GIFU University, which is renowned for engineering studies.

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