IRENE MBATIDDE

IRENE MBATIDDE

Irene Mbatidde is a Veterinary surgeon who holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and a Master of Veterinary Preventive Medicine of Makerere University. She has been working as a Research Officer with the National Agricultural Research Organisation. In this position, she isolated and characterized disease pathogens and parasites of strategic importance in South Western Uganda. She has currently been offered a PhD fellowship by the International Livestock Research Institute where she will study, “Antimicrobial use and resistance in poultry production chains in Uganda and the associated occupational health risks". This study seeks to understand the development of antimicrobial resistance in the different poultry production systems in Uganda including the commercial and free-range systems in Wakiso and Soroti district. The study will also assess and quantify the occupational health risks associated with poultry production in the country. The 3year fellowship will be offered at Makerere University and Freie University Berlin.