CTPH Founder and Chief Veterinary Technician

Steven Rubanga holds a Diploma from East African Commercial School in Uganda, as well as veterinary certifications and specialized training from Central Veterinary Laboratory {VLA} Weybridge in UK and Instituto Zooprofilatico Sperimentale Teramo in Italy. Steven worked with Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries for over 20 years, where he helped set up several laboratory projects and conduct veterinary field surveys including, Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP), Rinderpest and Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) in livestock.

More recently his wildlife experience includes working with Dr. Kalema-Zikusoka in sample collection and processing for Tuberculosis disease investigation in free ranging buffalo and cattle at the human/wildlife/livestock interface in Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) and people in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP); and African Swine Fever disease surveys in warthogs and domestic pigs in and around Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Parks. Steven has been instrumental in setting up wildlife health monitoring activities for CTPH, including gorilla fecal sample analysis, training of HUGO team members and other wildlife health monitoring activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park. He has also provided support supervision with the Community Based Direct Observation of TB Treatments Short Course Therapy (CBDOTS) volunteers. As a thank you to the Population, Health & Environment community volunteers, CTPH provides livestock in order create an income generating livestock health and husbandry project which Steven runs in order to help sustain their volunteer efforts.

About Us

CTPH Achieves gorilla conservation by enabling humans, wildlife and livestock to coexist through improving primary health care in and around Africa's protected areas

Goal & Vision

CTPH aims to be an internationally-renowned leader in gorilla research and conservation by improving the health of humans, wildlife and ecosystems that surround the gorillas, and by using a multi-disciplinary approach which promotes sustainable animal and human health services, advocacy, education, and research.

Contact us

  • Address: Plot 3 Mapeera Lane, Entebbe, P. O. Box 75298 Clock Towers, Kampala, Uganda
  • Tel: (+256) 700 720 997
  • Mob:(+256) 772 337 653
  • Fax: +(256) 414 342 298
  • Email: supporter@ctph.org
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