Journal of Immunological Techniques & Infectious Diseases 2329-9541

Manish Kakkar

Manish Kakkar, MD
Public Health Foundation of India, India

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Dr. Manish Kakkar is a Senior Public Health Specialist, Communicable Diseases and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Public Health Foundation of India. He did his MBBS from the University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi and MD from Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) in New Delhi and his Masters in Public Health from Harvard University, Boston, USA. Dr. Kakkar joined PHFI in June 2006, coordinating functions of the communicable disease unit, providing technical support for research and training to national and state governments on priority communicable disease issues. He has done niche work in incorporating surveillance, training and research, aimed at crystallising and integrating a strong public health approach to emerging and zoonotic infections. Launching the Roadmap to Zoonoses Initiative (RCZI) in India in 2008 as a national initiative on research, capacity building and health promotion for prevention and control of zoonotic infections in India, he has been mobilising support and consensus around creating a multi-dimensional, multi-sectoral and integrated system-wide approach to human-animal interface. He is the member of the International expert group on WHO’s Strategy for Management of Zoonotic Public Health Risks at Human-Animal Interface and One Health Alliance of South Asia (OHASA). He is working on Bihar Evaluation of Social Franchising and Telemedicine and has been Guest Editor for the Asia Europe Journal’s issue on migration (currently under print). He is also Member of the National Task force set up to assess, review and suggest measures on anti-microbial resistance.

Research Interest

Dr. Manish Kakkar’s research interests are Infectious disease epidemiology and diagnosis with special focus on epidemic prone and re-emerging communicable diseases like avian influenza, SARS and major zoonoses.


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