Ilana van Wyk

Ilana van Wyk

Ilana van Wyk

 BVsc MPhil (Wildlife Management) MSc (Vet Trop Dis) PhD (Vet Trop Dis)

 Senior lecturer, DVTD

 

Research Sub-theme

One Health at the human/domestic animal/wildlife interface through the Mnisi Community Programme

Communities that live in areas adjacent to conservation areas, live in close association with their direct environment. Community health is significantly dependent on environmental health, and likewise, environmental health is significantly impacted by community and livestock management practices. There are also the rippling consequences on the greater conservation areas downstream from these communities. Our research aims to focus on issues that are relevant in the context of One Health in the Mnisi Community.

Research Projects

  • Bats as a source of zoonotic mycoses
  • Sociodemographic related risk factors of One Health
  • Antimicrobial resistance: quantifying community level antimicrobial use
Research Opportunities
  • Disposable baby diapers: a community level One Health issue (MSc study)
  • AMR: inappropriate use of antibiotics at community level as a risk factors for the development of AMR (MSc/PhD)
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