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I believe that a mastery of the virus transmission dynamics and the state-of-the-art surveillance systems, such as use of biosensors may synergize disease control remedies like vaccination. This approach will eventually eliminate the disease, improve revenue in trade, food security and ultimately uplift the livelihoods of farmers. Most significantly, the fourth industrial revolution will help to bridge the gap between cyber technology and animal health. I would like to integrate my research with knowledge in big data, aiming towards smart surveillance of PPR using the Internet of Things.
Ms Ma-Lyse NEMA obtained a BSc in Soil Sciences from the university of Rwanda in 2017 and an MSc in soil and water engineering from the university of Rwanda in 2019. Her career started as an intern where she worked as a team leader during community mobilization campaigns which took place in the Rutsiro and Ngororero Districts of Rwanda for a period of 6 months (September 2016- April 2017). After completing her MSc, Ms Ma-Lyse served as Agronomist at Initiatives des Agri-Eleveurs de Busasamana.
Maxwell Wambua Waema
Porcine cysticercosis has an economic consequence because the affected farmers lose 50-100 percent of the values of pigs if they are infected. A carcass found to be infected with any number of cysticerci is judged to be unfit for human consumption, and the whole carcass is condemned thus loss of meat and much needed protein leading to food insecurity. His study seeks to develop a rapid, sensitive, specific, equipment-free and easy to use nucleic acid diagnostic test that will serve to facilitate rapid diagnosis and treatment of porcine cysticercosis, as well as evaluation of the control programs in endemic areas.