Prof Wanda Markotter

Research Chair: People, Health, and Place (One Health)

Prof Wanda Markotter
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South Africa
University of Pretoria
Faculty of Health Sciences
Centre for Viral Zoonoses
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Professor Wanda Markotter is the Future Africa Research Chair: People, Health, and Places (One Health) at the University of Pretoria. She is also the Director of the Centre for Viral Zoonoses (UP-CVZ), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria and occupies the DSI-NRF South African Research Chair in "Infectious Diseases of Animals " (Zoonoses). Her interdisciplinary research programme focusing on bat pathogens and predicting and preventing the risk of spill over.

In 2021 she was appointed as the Co-Chair of the One Health High-Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP) advising the World Health Organisation (WHO,) World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) , Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). She is involved in several One Health activities with a pan-Africa focus.

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