The plans we had for 2020 and more sequencing for farmers is temporarily on hold. Laura was in Uganda March 2020 and many plans to roll-out more sequencing and scaling the work were in place but the mandatory lockdown and closing of the borders in Uganda cause the plans to be put on hold. We are hopeful when this is all over we will keep pushing. It is clear, democratizing sequencing is so important and we hope as we move forward into the future, we make more meaningful connections with the medical teams in East Africa to truly have the One Health impact we aim for in our work.
In the meantime, you can listen to a podcast Laura did with PhDivas before she left for Uganda to begin the critical work. Please consider donating to our project.
Stay home, stay safe.