Sylvester Ochwo, PhD

Post-doctoral associate
Portrait of Sylvester Ochwo


Sylvester has been a researcher at the College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Resources and Biosecurity (COVAB), Makerere University for the last 10 years. He has substantial experience in epidemiology and laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases, especially transboundary animal diseases of livestock. While at Makerere University, Sylvester was also an instructor for both undergraduate and graduate students at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

He is particularly interested in understanding the drivers and patterns of spread of OIE-notifiable animal diseases; foot-and-mouth disease, African swine fever, lumpy skin disease and peste des petits ruminants, which greatly affect livelihoods in developing nations. Sylvester attained his PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology from Makerere University. He also holds MS and BS degrees from the same University.


Epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, transboundary animal diseases, spatial epidemiology, zoonotic diseases, diagnostics


Find Sylvester's publications on Google Scholar and ResearchGate.