Development of effective Rift Valley fever vaccines for use in sheep and humans


  • Prof George Warimwe

    International Livestock Research Institute

Project summary

George is a veterinary surgeon with an interest in translational clinical research. His Fellowship supports his work on replication-deficient viral-vectored recombinant vaccines against Rift Valley fever, a mosquito-borne viral zoonosis that causes substantial morbidity and mortality in both livestock and humans in Africa and parts of the Middle East. This work will potentially lead to the development of a Rift Valley fever vaccine that can be deployed in both humans and livestock.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.