Our Background The African Union (AU) Centre for Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases (CTTBD) was established in Malawi in 1978 following a resolution by the Council of Ministers of the OAU to build regional centres for the control of ticks and tick-borne diseases. The FAO with the assistance of the Governments of the Netherlands, Denmark and Belgium set up the then Vaccine Production Centre (VPC) in 1994.In 1999 VPC became CTTBD which transformed into a Trust in 2001. The trustees include Directors of Veterinary Services from SADC countries1, and representatives from AU-IBAR2 and the SADC Secretariat. In addition, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi are co-opted during Board of Trustee Meetings


To be the leading Centre of excellence in Africa for the Production of animal vaccines, and the control of Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases


CTTBD exists to consistently provide demand driven services to the African Continent through a well-trained, motivated, friendly and dedicated workforce, with the view of building stakeholders’ value