AFSCAN announces awards

Award-winner Lois Sanni from the Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria

The African Small Companion Animal Network recently announced the recipients of the 2017 AFSCAN Research and Studentship Awards.

AFSCAN, a project supported by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s (WSAVA) Charitable Foundation, launched its Awards two years ago with the aim of increasing the knowledge base of diseases and welfare issues affecting companion animals in Africa, and building links between African veterinary researchers and laboratories in the USA and Europe.

The Research Awards offer academics working at a veterinary school in Africa the opportunity to secure a grant to fund a locally relevant clinical research project of their devising, and to be partnered with a research laboratory overseas.

The Studentship Awards enable a fourth or fifth year African undergraduate veterinary student to spend six to eight weeks participating in a research project related to a disease or the welfare of companion animals of relevance to African society.

“We hope that the AFSCAN Awards will drive advances in veterinary care for all species and, in so doing, improve the health and welfare of both animals and humans,” said chairman of the AFSCAN Board, Dr Gabriel Varga.

“We were delighted to see such a range of projects submitted for our consideration this year and wish all the recipients good luck with their projects.”

Visit the WSAVA Foundation website to read about the Award recipients in both categories including information about their projects.

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