6 April 2021
President’s Awards for Scientific Research (Sri Lanka)

The President’s Awards for Scientific Research was awarded to Sri Lankan researchers who were involved in our recent collaborative research conducted in Sri Lanka. The event was held on 6 April 2021 in Sri Lanka. In this study, we demonstrated that Babesia sp. Mymensingh is a virulent Babesia species capable of causing clinical babesiosis in cattle. The findings of our study have been published in “Journal of Clinical Microbiology” in 2018. The article titled “Genetic Analysis of Babesia Isolates from Cattle with Clinical Babesiosis in Sri Lanka” can be found at the website”.

We congratulate the awardees for their achievement.


29 March 2021
International Conference of Advanced Veterinary Science and Technologies for Sustainable Development (ICAVESS): Asian Association of Veterinary School (AAVS)- World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)- Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Joint Session on Collaboration between VEEs and International Organisations (Virtual)

An AAVS-OIE-UGM Joint Session on “Collaboration between Veterinary Education Establishments (VEEs) and International Organisations” was held on 29 March 2021 during the first virtual ICAVESS. Our OIE expert for equine piroplasmosis and bovine babesiosis, Prof. Naoaki Yokoyama, was an invited speaker for this session. Prof. Yokoyama gave a talk entitled “An introduction to our collaboration with OIE”. This virtual session was attended by more than 200 participants.

The presentation can be found at the AAVS website ( and in YouTube (


24-25 February 2021
The 3rd OIE Regional Meeting for OIE Reference Centres in Asia and the Pacific (virtual)

We participated in the 3rd OIE Regional Meeting for OIE Reference Centres in Asia and the Pacific on 24-25 February 2021. Our OIE experts joined group discussion and expressed their views on new priorities, improving the recently established “online information sharing platform”, and improving networking, communication, and collaboration between OIE reference centres.



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