Smithsonian Global Health Program

Smithsonian Global Health Program

The Smithsonian Global Health Program (SGHP) has partnered with Dr. Matthew Mutinda and colleagues to study a deadly skin disease in the critically endangered black rhino. Mutinda has been a veterinarian for the Kenya Wildlife Service for the past eight years, working with elephants, rhinos, lions, cheetahs, giraffes and other species. Mutinda is training with clinical veterinarians, pathologists and geneticists from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), and other Smithsonian research associates. SGHP is working with SCBI pathologists and molecular diagnosticians to identify the cause of the disease, and, ultimately, treat and prevent it. The goal of the SGHP fellowship is to share information, techniques, and knowledge between professionals across the globe.

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