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Diafuka Saila-Ngita, DVM, MS, PhD

Research Assistant Professor Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine 508-839-5302 Website


Dr. Saila-Ngita joined the faculty of Tufts University in 2010. Currently based at the School of Public Health of the University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, he provides technical support to schools of public health and veterinary medicine members of OHCEA (One Health Central Eastern Africa) – an African university network supported USAID|RESPOND. Dr. Saila-Ngita is a trained veterinarian and an economist with several years of experience working in human, animal and environmental projects in Africa and in the United States. A 1982 graduate of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Université de Lubumbashi, Dr. Saila-Ngita moved to the United States in 1990 where he received a Masters’ degree in agricultural economics from the University of Wyoming and a doctoral degree from the University of Connecticut specializing in health economics.