Faculty Spotlight - Dr. Kachani
Faculty Spotlight - Dr. Kachani
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Malika Kachani, PhD, DVM - Professor, Parasitology
Dr. Malika Kachani
Veterinary Professor and parasitologist Dr. Malika Kachani has been recognized on an international stage through several invitations to participate in the following:
was invited by the World Health Organization
to attend the Extraordinary Session of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Neglected Tropical Diseases (STAG NTD) on October 9th, 2012 at the headquarters of the World Health Organization
The objective of the meeting was to reach a consensus on the STAG NTD report, to scorecard for monitoring progress on preventive chemotherapy and to prepare a UN resolution for the Executive Board and for the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of WHO
was invited by the CDC
to evaluate the Rabies Control program of the CDC
in the USA and at the global level, on October 29th - 30th, 2012.
She was a member of an international evaluation committee of 6 international experts.
The other colleagues were from the PANAFTOSA PAHO Rio de Janeiro Brazil, the NIH Bethesda, MD , the USDA-APHIS Ames IA, the Institut Pasteur Paris France and the Minnesota Department of Health
reports it was an excellent experience for her
to learned and meet and interact with eminent health professionals and incorporated the rabies information and materials in her
Global Animal Health course in the veterinary curriculum.
On November 21st, she was invited by the WHO to be a member of their list of experts on zoonotic diseases.
More about Dr. Malika Kachani
When Dr. Kachani joined Western U in 2003 she was clear that the way to positively impact individual, national and international health outcomes was by challenging the status quo and by looking for innovative approaches to health education, disease control and health delivery.
A veterinary parasitologist by training, Dr. Kachani
has dedicated her
career to public health and her
personal approach complements the CVM's model of collaborative learning and state of the art veterinary expertise.
Dr. Malika Kachani involved with students in Morocco
Dr. Kachani is a consultant for the CDC One Health Program and has been integrally involved in their strategic planning for the USA.
is internationally renowned in this regard and she
has carried the Western U
banner on all of her
It goes without saying that Malika has translated her own one health expertise to enhance Western U's IPE program, ensuring that all health professional students benefit from this cross discipline, species spanning approach.
Dr. Malika Kachani involved with students in Peru
offers students field exposures and unique global perspectives that are inaccessible from the classroom environment.
By taking health professional students to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, to the Andes in Peru, to the rainforests of Honduras and back home to the desert South West of the United States of America, Dr. Kachani
is helping to provide Western U
students not only a world class education but also an education of benefit to the world.
While Dr. Kachani
sometimes moves in lofty scientific circles she
has always found a way to bring Western U
students and her
colleagues along for the ride!