Chair Professor of One Health at City University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, Hong Kong, SAR
Dirk graduated from Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany in 1984 with a Degree in Veterinary Medicine. He went on to complete a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the same university in 1986. Following this Dirk went on to do a Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Veterinary Medicine at the Free University of Berlin, which involved fieldwork in Kenya, Somalia, Malaysia and Thailand.
In 1987, Dirk moved to Massey University, New Zealand to complete a PhD in veterinary epidemiology and remained there for 11 years, where he became a Lecturer in Production Medicine and Epidemiology in 1992 and was appointed as Senior Lecturerin Veterinary Epidemiology in 1996.
Regional Manager, Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Disease for Asia and the Pacific for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Bangkok, Thailand
Dr. Wantanee Kalpravidh obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (1st Rank Hon) from Chulalongkorn University. She continued her postgraduate study with the Royal Thai Government Scholarship and obtained her PhD in Veterinary Medicine (Major in Veterinary Epidemiology and Minor in Public Health) from University of Minnesota, USA in 1993.
She served the Department of Livestock Development (DLD) during 1993-2003 where mostof her work focusing in the field of epidemiology and disease control policy planning. She joined the Faculty of Veterinary Science for one year before joining the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 2004 as the Regional Epidemiology andLaboratory Network Coordinator for Southeast Asia. Her current position is the Regional Manager of the EmergencyCenter for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) based at the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand.
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Deputy Director General, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)