Wantanee Kalpravidh

Technical Reference Group
Partnerships for a Healthy Region

Dr Wantanee Kalpravidh obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with the First Rank Honor 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 most of her work was focused in the aspects of field veterinary 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 Project Coordinator for a Technical Cooperation Project on Strengthening Regional Epidemiology and Laboratory Networks for Southeast Asia. She continued to work at the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand, and promoted to be the Regional Manager of the Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD). The position she held before her early retirement was the Global Manager of the ECTAD based in FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. 

Currently, Dr Kalpravidh is an independent expert supporting various non-profit organizations and university in Thailand including: the Advisory Committee for the Thai Public Health Emergency Programme under the WHO Country Cooperation Strategy; the Executive Board for the Faculty of Veterinary Chulalongkorn University, and the Scientific Advisory Committee for the School of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, the Advisory Committee for the Executive Training Course on Research, Development and Innovation Manager under the Knowledge Network Institute of Thailand (KNIT).