Edward Okoth Abworo

EDWARD OKOTH is Epidemiologist (ASF Coordinator) and Institutional Veterinarian at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). He has worked at ILRI for more than 10 years and has a wide experience in field and laboratory research, team management, veterinary skills, and ASF epidemiology. Previously, Edward was involved in a study for the evaluation of African swine fever virus (ASFV) prevalence in domestic and wild pigs and characterization of virus genotypes in ASFV sylvatic and domestic transmission cycles.  These analyses were interfaced with in-depth characterization of different pig production systems in Kenya. He has been involved in interaction, with development partners, including the FAO-ECTAD regional unit for Eastern Africa and the African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) in integrating research outputs into Africa-based initiatives for development and implementation of strategies for the control of African swine fever and other Trans-boundary Animal Diseases. He holds a Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine degree,  a Master’s degree in Veterinary Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics and a PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology, from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Edward is Kenyan.