Since January 2002, Dr. Misheck Mulumba has been the Director
for the African Union/Centre for Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
(AU/CTTBD). His primary duties include: production of tick-borne
disease (TBD) vaccines for livestock; training (epidemiology
and diagnostics); supervision of postgraduate students; coordination
of regional livestock disease work; and participation in policy
formation at the livestock/wildlife interface.
Between June 2000 and December 2001, Dr. Mulumba held the position of Deputy
Director at AU/CTTBD. He was Chief Veterinary Officer and Subprogram Manager,
Animal Production and Health, for the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
in Zambia from September 1997 to May 2000. Dr. Mulumba was the Senior Veterinary
Officer for the Ministry of Agriculture in Zambia between May 1995 and August
1997, and helped oversee the translocation of more than 2,000 game animals within
the country. From December 1993 to December 1999, he was the Counterpart Project
Manager and later Project Manager for ASVEZA, a Belgium-funded animal health
project. Between October 1989 and November 1993, Dr. Mulumba was a Government
Veterinary Officer for Zambia.
Dr. Mulumba is a founding member of the African Chapter of the Wildlife Disease
Association (WDA) and a member of the African Association of Insect Scientists
(AAIS), the IUCN Veterinary Specialist Group, the Veterinary Association of Zambia
(VAZ), and the African Tick Group.