Lilongwe, Malawi

OIE partakes in Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) thesis defence at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Malawi


The thesis defence ceremony of the first batch of Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) from LUANAR (University) in Malawi was witnessed by an OIE official from the Gaborone office.

The Sub-Regional Representation of OIE for Southern Africa was invited to the first graduation and thesis defense of Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) in Malawi.

As one of few, the new Faculty requires BVMs to conduct a research on a veterinary topic relevant to Malawi and defend it in an open session, with examiners from recognized Veterinary Faculties both from the region and further afield.

The examiners were from the University of Edinburgh, the University of ZambiaHawassa University, Ethiopia, from the College of Medicine in Malawi, from ILRI and from the University of Nairobi (UoN).

Veterinary services are a public good and OIE has published recommendations on minimum requirements for competencies of newly graduate veterinarians (Day 1 competencies) to strengthen the veterinary services in member countries. In addition, OIE has developed Guidelines on Veterinary Education Core Curriculum.

LUANAR 2019 Malawi

Group photograph. 

LUANAR Malawi 2019

All pictures (c) O. Valsson (oie) 2019

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