OUCRU Nepal team
In April 2014 Ms Aneeva Shakya joined the OUCRU Nepal team as the new administrative officer.
After completing a Masters in Business Studies, she enhanced her career as a Training Consultant through the Nepal Family Health Program implemented by JSI R&T. Afterwards she was a Training Coordinator then a Program Officer/Logistics in USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, John Snow Inc. Since then she has worked in the field of logistics, each time progressing her career and also awarded with the ‘Supply Chain Management training’, conducted by ESAMI in Tanzania. She has six years experience in the health logistics management giving her opportunities to travel in various parts of Nepal, including rural Nepal. Through working in health logistics, she gained substantial knowledge and understanding of the needs of rural families, and how various government programs can successfully address these needs.
In OUCRU her job spans from ensuring the efficient operation of OUCRU-NP, liaising with Patan hospital and the Academy administrative staff, procurement and handling administration, finance and IT.
Dr Mila Shakya joined the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit – Nepal as a clinical researcher in November 2015. She is currently involved in STRATAA (Strategic Typhoid Alliance across Africa and Asia), a clinico-epidemiological study on enteric fever. She is a medical doctor with a recent degree in public health. She previously worked as a research medical officer and was involved in several infectious disease research projects at OUCRU-NP.
Summita Udas Shakya currently serves as a Public Engagement Officer at OUCRU-NP. She has a masters’ degree in Antrhopology and Psychology. She has four years' experience as a research assistant and linguistic facilitator with various colleges and she also served as the Program Coordinator and Teaching Assistant at the Cornell Nepal Study Program, which is linked Tribhuvan University in Nepal and Cornell University in the U.S.A. She endeavours to build bridges between researchers, research community and the general public. She believes that by listening to the perspectives of the people that it is possible to craft solutions that provide maximum benefit for all involved. While speed may win the day, engagement may determine the ultimate sustainability of the project outcomes.