Ethiopia Control of Bovine Tuberculosis Strategies (ETHICOBOTS) was a 5-year research project awarded to a consortium of researchers in Ethiopia and the UK, consisting of epidemiologists, geneticists, immunologists, and social scientists. ETHICOBOTS set out to tackle the high burden of bovine TB in the Ethiopian dairy farm sector and to investigate the consequences of the on-going centrifugal trade of potentially infected dairy cattle to low prevalence regions and farming systems on transmission.
The project was funded under Zoonoses & Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) programme, a research initiative in the UK, which is jointly funded by six research bodies (BBSRC, Dstl, DfID, ESRC, MRC and NERC). 8 institutions directly participated in ETHICOBOTS, including 4 Ethiopian research institutions, all led by the University of Cambridge.
Working with the Ethiopian Ministry for health, we set-up a stakeholder steering group to drive future bovine TB planning and decision making.
15+ published papers with many more on the way, all contributing to the scientific communities understanding of bovine TB in Ethiopia.
Years and counting! ETHICOBOTS has established networks and built relationships across multiple stakeholders in the Ethiopian dairy industry.
Post-ETHICOBOTS BTB Research
Bovine TB research in Ethiopia continues through our sister projects which have either supported or continued work started writing the project. You can find out more about these projects here:
AbTBC – Link
Last Updated 04/21