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Dr Rosa Felizarda da Costa

KYEEMA Foundation/ Int. Rural Poultry Centre

Mozambique

Website: www.kyeemafoundation.org

Mobile + 258 823069420

E-Mail: Rosa.cost@gmail.com

rosac@kyeemafoundation.org

Skype: rosa_costa09

Tel: + 258 21 415500

Dr. Rosa Costa
Rosa Felizarda da Costa

Completed MSc. in Veterinary Pathology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Royal Veterinary College, Uppsala, 1993. And the degree in Veterinary Medicine from Eduardo Mondlane University , Mozambique in 1981.

Joined KYEEMA Foundation in 2009, based in Mozambique, after working at the National Veterinary Research Institute in Mozambique as a researcher and Director of the Mozambican National Veterinary Research Institute for over 20 years. I am currently managing both applied research and development projects related to control of Newcastle disease in Village Chickens in addition to working as a part-time lecturer of Veterinary Histology and Pathology at the Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique since 1996.

Have contributed substantially to the introduction of the thermotolerant I-2 Newcastle disease vaccine production and implementation of Newcastle disease control programs with community vaccinators in village chickens as well as low cost improved poultry husbandry practices in Mozambique and in some SADC countries, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Angola. Though avian influenza and H1N1 have dominated the news for the last few years, many other serious diseases can affect chickens. Newcastle disease, can wipe out entire flocks of chickens and can spread from farm to farm, and constitutes a serious problem in rural farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.

Has written some publications related to the control of Newcastle disease in village chickens and itīs socio-economic impact.

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