Tanzania Veterinary Laboratory Agency (TVLA) is an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development (MLFD), that was established under the Executive Agency Act Cap 245 (Revised Edition; R.E 2009), gazetted on GN number 74 of 9th march 2012 supplement Number 8 and instated by the Chief Permanent Secretary on 11th July, 2012.
The Agency was established to work and meet the following objectives:-
i. Developing and marketing appropriate technological packages and biologicals.
ii. Institutionalizing the Management systems.
iii. Undertaking and strengthening surveillance and diagnostic services.
iv. Improving infrastructures and facilities.
v. Strengthen Financial and Human Resource management systems
vi. Strengthen institutional arrangement
vii. Addressing crosscutting issues.
The Agency operates in multiple sites across the United Republic of Tanzania, which includes the headquarters at Temeke – Dar es Salaam; Central Veterinary Laboratories (CVL) at Temeke, Centre for Infectious Diseases and Biotechnological (CIDB) at Temeke, Tanzania Vaccine Institute – Kibaha (TVI) the only Vaccine producing institute in the country and a zonal network of laboratories across Tanzania mainland (Arusha, Dodoma, Iringa, Mtwara, Mwanza and Tabora). We also have two Vector and Vector Borne diseases Centre’s at Tanga and Kigoma including two research farms at Luguruni Dar es Salaam and Mivumoni Tanga.