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Elizabeth Wambwa

Dr. Elizabeth Wambwa is a graduate of the University of Nairobi (Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine) and a holder of a M.Sc. in Wild Animal Health from the University of London’s Royal Veterinary College. She has over 10 years hands-on field experience in wildlife health management working at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and collaborating with other institutes and Veterinary Departments in the region. She is the current chairperson of the Wildlife Disease Association - Africa & Middle East Section.

Dr. Wambwa currently heads the KWS-Veterinary Unit based at its headquarters in Nairobi. KWS is the lead government corporation in Kenya that is mandated to manage and conserve wildlife. The Veterinary Unit supports the mission and goals of KWS and is responsible for ensuring healthy wildlife populations in the country, and managing human-wildlife conflict. Dr. Wambwa organises and oversees all veterinary intervention for wildlife including treatment of sick and injured wildlife, disease outbreak investigations, disease sero-surveillance and translocation of various species of wildlife, among other activities. She contributes to the development of relevant guidelines for the management of wildlife and to the formulation and implementation of research projects of importance to wildlife health. She also supervises veterinary projects undertaken by KWS veterinary officers. Dr. Wambwa has special interest and participates in fora that seek to encourage and develop community-based wildlife enterprises and utilization of wildlife to improve livelihoods.

Elizabeth Wambwa

Chief Veterinary Officer
Kenya Wildlife Service
PO Box 40241
Nairobi, Kenya

(Tel) 254-2-504180
or 254-722-790958
(Fax) 254-2-603792


View Elizabeth Wambwa's presentation,
"Diseases of Importance at the
Wildlife/Livestock Interface in Kenya"

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