Rakesh Chand

Rakesh Chand

  • Scholar
  • Nepal
  • 2020 PhD Veterinary Medicine
  • Robinson College

I graduated as a veterinarian from Tribhuvan University in Nepal (2015) and have been since working in the field of zoonotic diseases and One Health. Although a veterinarian, I chose epidemiology and public health rather than being a hospital clinician treating individual patients because through this approach I believe I can make a bigger impact on the population of both humans and animals. I've worked with various infectious diseases throughout my brief career, but the disease which I am obsessed with is Rabies. I have seen many lives lost due to it and it's a shame that although there are perfect prevention methods available, it still plagues the communities. I am currently running a Rabies control program (0.30 project) in Nepal through my organisation Center for One Health Research & Promotion (COHRP) which involves mass dog rabies vaccination, community awareness, and KAP surveys. I recently (2019-20) completed my MPhil in Veterinary Science from Cambridge where my project dealt with animal rabies and free-roaming dog population situation in Nepal.

Previous Education

University of Cambridge MPhil in Veteirnary Science 2020
TUAT Veterinary moleculardiagnostic 2018
Tribhuvan University B.V.Sc. and A.H. 2015