Our Professional of the Month is a vibrant and intelligent Veterinary Doctor enjoins everyone to work in their area of passion.
We celebrate….. Dr. Dare
MORAKINYO, Oluwadamilare Akinwale
I acquired my DVM degree in 2007 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in University of Ibadan. Subsequently in 2010, I completed a Masters degree (MSc) in Epizootiology from the same University.
Profession and place of Work
I currently work at Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IARnT), located at Moor Plantation in Ibadan, Nigeria. I am a Research Fellow (Veterinary Medicine) at the research institution and I work mostly on the Livestock Improvement Program. I also work as a Veterinary Clinician on the Institute’s Farm.
Impact of what you do on animal and human health
One of the major area of my work is disease outbreak investigation using Participatory techniques. Participatory techniques involve core engagement and involvement of the target population (farmers, community members, workers) and stakeholders in undertaking research and development projects and programs. This allows for effective partnership and ownership which eventually promotes a more efficient and rapid investigation process. Eventually, this helps for a better disease control process thus promoting the health of the livestock and improving the livelihoods of the livestock farmers.
Prospective future work
Improving availability, accessibility and affordability of animal health care to least served communities particularly in rural areas through the conceptualization and implementation of the Primary Animal Healthcare (PAHC) Model with the use of Community Animal Health Workers (CAHW).
Hobbies and interests
Reading and Thinking
Advice for aspiring professionals
Discover your passion and follow it. It will be your passion that will keep you going when everything around you seems to not be working.
How you be contacted?
I can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org