Miharifetra Ando Ravelomanantsoa

Ando Ravelomanantsoa Miharifetra is a researcher at the National Research Institute IMVAVET (Malagasy Institute for Veterinary Vaccines) and a new doctoral student of public health nutrition at the University of Antananarivo. Fruitful collaboration with the Madagascar Health and Environmental Research (MAHERY) has led to a village poultry health project in six communities around Makira and Masoala National Parks in northeastern of Madagascar with a locally manufactured Newcastle disease I-2 thermostable vaccine developed in 2015. Ando holds two degrees from the University of Antananarivo: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and a University degree on Vaccinology and Infectiology in 2016. He did a Master of Science on Tropical Animal Health at the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp in 2013 and a Postgraduate diploma in Endangered Species Recovery at the University of Kent in 2018. His interaction with the MAHERY team and Prof Christopher Golden has grown his passion in research related to agriculture, conservation, nutrition and food security in Madagascar. Now, Ando has begun a PhD at the new School of Public Health at the University of Antananarivo and has begun a 3-month training in fecal parasitology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.