Veterinary Professor and parasitologist Dr. Malika Kachani has been recognized on an international stage through several invitations to participate in the following:

She was invited by the World Health Organization to attend the Extraordinary Session of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Neglected Tropical Diseases (STAG NTD) on Oct. 9, 2012 at the headquarters of the World Health Organization. The objective of the meeting was to reach a consensus on the STAG NTD report, to scorecard for monitoring progress on preventive chemotherapy and to prepare a UN resolution for the Executive Board and for the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of WHO. All expenses were covered by WHO.

She was invited by the CDC to evaluate the Rabies Control program of the CDC in the USA and at the global level, on Oct. 29-30, 2012. She was a member of an international evaluation committee of six international experts.

On Nov. 21, she was invited by the WHO to be a member of their list of experts on zoonotic diseases. Being a member of this list is an honor, and the experts are tasked to share their expertise and knowledge with the WHO and inform them on important facts and progress that took place in their area of expertise. She was invited by the USDA to attend the Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostic Course on Foreign Animal Diseases in Plum Island, on Dec 3-7. The USDA invited faculty that are involved in the Accreditation Program and teach Global Health in all veterinary schools in the USA and they covered the expenses associated with the course. This gave her an excellent opportunity to improve her Global Animal Health course.