Gyanendra Gongal

Gyanendra Gongal (DVM, MScEpid.), is working as a Senior Public Health Officer in the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. He worked in various capacities under Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agriculture in Nepal for 17 years and joined World Health Organization in 2006. He has been one of the active members of the regional tripartite coordination group (FAO-OIE-WHO) in the Asia-Pacific region since 2010 which has helped to promote better understanding of intersectoral collaboration through One Health advocacy to address rabies, emerging zoonoses, food safety and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). He has been involved in developing regional strategy, guidelines and policy papers for prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases, zoonoses and food safety. He was FAO/WHO consultant for avian influenza in Maldives and Sri Lanka and has developed awareness and education materials on zoonotic influenza. He has attended more than 300 national and international meetings and workshops and published more than 60 technical papers on rabies, zoonoses, food safety, veterinary public health and One Health. He is a peer reviewer for 21 international journals. He is a Member of the One Health Network for the Global Governance of Infectious Diseases and AMR (Global 1HN) Advisory Committee in Canada. He received young scientist award from Nepal Academy for Science and Technology in 1999 and WHO Reward for Excellence in 2016.