Novra Arya Sandi
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Institution: Universitas Gadjah Mada
Novra A. Sandi is a WHO-TDR training fellow for International Health and Tropical Medicine, and was a former Research and Teaching Assistant at the Department of Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) from 2012 until 2016. He has training in clinical laboratory fields including the involvement in both long-term and short-term projects of zoonotic diseases from livestock animals, companion animal, and wildlife animals. In 2014, he joined his very first One Health training that was organized by the Indonesia One Health University Network (INDOHUN) and US-AID, and ever since has been applying that knowledge and experience towards his veterinary and public health practices. Before getting his DVM degree in 2015, he completed a one-semester elective externship/professional training at Sydney School of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney, Australia. In 2016-2017 he joined INDOHUN as a research assistant and program officer for the developing One Health Laboratory Network (OHLN) in Indonesia. In 2016, he also founded the Center for Immunopathobiology, Preventive and Diagnostic Medicine (CIPDM), a biomedical and health-related think-do-tank for UGM alumni (from health sciences related backgrounds, such as physicians, veterinarians, pharmacists, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and biologists). In April 2020, he completed his MPH degree with a thesis on an implementation study of One Health Guidelines (local, national, and international) for zoonosis and emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) control in Kulon Progo District, Yogyakarta province, Indonesia.