NEENA VALECHA
SCIENTIST G & DIRECTOR

  NEENA VALECHA

Publications

Date of Joining Present Post: 01-09-2010

Address (Off):

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MALARIA RESEARCH (ICMR)
SECTOR 8 DWARKA
NEW DELHI - 110077 .
Telephone (off): 91-11-23943743
Fax : 91-11-23943743
Email : director@mrcindia.org, neenavalecha@gmail.com
Educational Qualifications:

  • M.B.B.S. Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi University, 1979
  • M.D. (Pharmacology) Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, 1986

Discipline:
PHARMACOLOGY



Research Experience:
  • Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
  • Clinical research in Malaria Diagnostics and Chemotherapy including clinical trials
Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :
  • Fellow of the Indian Society for Malaria and other Communicable Diseases
  • Life Member of the Indian Pharmacological Society
  • Life Member of the Indian Society for Parasitology
  • Life Member of the National Academy of Sciences, India
  • Life Member of the Indian Medical Association
  • Life Member National Academy of Vector Borne Diseases

Consultancies and Memberships

  • Temporary Advisor “Meeting to review and update WHO guidelines for treatment of malaria” 23-25 April 2008 at WHO Headquaters, Geneva
  • WHO Short Term Consultant for drug policy in Bhutan, 18 April to 4 May, 2001.
  • Temporary Advisor WHO informal consultation on “Monitoring Anti-malaria Drug Resistance”, 3-5 December 2001 at WHO Headquarters, Geneva.
  • EHP Consultant through USAID for “Establishing a systematic frame work for the introduction and evaluation of Pf malaria Dipsticks in Nepal.” 12t - 19 Aug, 2002 and 24 – 29 March, 2003.
  • EHP Consultant through USAID for “Drug resistance studies in Nepal” from 26 -30 Aug. 2003.
  • Temporary Advisor “Informal consultation on Use of antimalarial drugs” 13 -17 Nov. 2000 at WHO Headquarters Geneva

Membership of Scientific Committees

  • Member, Executive Board World Antimalaria Resistance Network (WARN)
  • Member, Technical expert Group for WHO Treatment Guidelines for malaria
  • Member, Regional Technical Advisory Group (RTAG) of WHO for Malaria
  • Member, Expert Committee of National Malaria Programme for Drug Policy
  • Member Secretary, Ethics Committee of NIMR
  • Member, Ethics Committee for animal experiments of National Institute of Communicable Diseases
  • Member, Ethics Committee for animal experiments of NIMR

Research Guidance & Teaching

  • Guided M.D. Pharmacology student of Delhi University.
  • Faculty, Bioinformatics Institute of India

Reviewer for Scientific Journals

  • Lancet
  • Indian Journal of Medical Research
  • National Medical Journal of India
  • Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
Foreign Visits:
  1. PARTICIPATION IN THE "6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLASMODIUM VIVAX RESEARCH TO BRAZIL
    FROM 2017-06-11 TO 2017-06-14

  2. PARTICIPATION IN THE WHO MEETING "TECHNICAL EXPERT GROUP ON DRUG EFFICACY AND RESPONSE TO SWITZERLAND
    FROM 2017-06-01 TO 2017-06-02

  3. PARTICIPATION AS A TEMPORARY ADVISOR IN THE WHO MEETING "MALARIA POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE(MPAC). TO GENEVA
    FROM 2017-03-22 TO 2017-03-24

  4. PARTICIPATION IN THE MEETING "MEDICINE FOR MALARIA VENTURE ACCESS AND PRODUCT MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE". TO FRANCE
    FROM 2016-09-29 TO 2016-09-30

  5. PARTICIPATION AS A TEMPORARY ADVISOR IN THE WHO MEETING "MALARIA POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE". TO GENEVA
    FROM 2016-09-14 TO 2016-09-16

  6. ASIA PACIFIC MALARIA AND ASIA PACIFIC LEADERS MALARIA ALLIANCE (APLMA) SENIOR OFFICIALS MEETING TO THAILAND
    FROM 2016-06-12 TO 2016-06-13

  7. PARTICIPATION IN THE WHO MALARIA POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE. TO GENEVA
    FROM 2015-09-16 TO 2015-09-18

  8. 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF RESEARCH ON PLASMODIUM VIVAX MALARIA TO INDONESIA
    FROM 2015-05-19 TO 2015-05-23

  9. PARTICIPATION IN (1) 5TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY MEETING. (2). TO MEET ICEMR SCIENTIFIC ADMN. STAFF WORKING IN THE US. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2015-07-06 TO 2015-07-13

  10. PARTICIPATION IN THE MEETING "MALARIA POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO GENEVA
    FROM 2012-01-31 TO 2012-02-02

  11. INTERNATIONAL TASK FORCE MEETING ON ARTEMISININ RESISTANCE CONTAINMENT IN SOUTH EAST ASIA & DEV. OF SOUTHEAST ASIA. TO BANGKOK
    FROM 2011-09-13 TO 2011-09-15

  12. PARTICIPATION IN THE EXPERT SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR COMMITTEE MEETING. TO GENEVA
    FROM 2011-09-26 TO 2011-09-29

  13. PARTICIPATION IN THE "ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2010-11-03 TO 2010-11-07

  14. PARTICIPATION IN THE WHO MEETING ON MALARIA TREATMENT POLICY AND DRUG RESISTANCE MONITORING IN SEA COUNTRIES. TO INDONESIA
    FROM 2010-09-15 TO 2010-09-17

  15. PARTICIPATION IN THE MMV'S ACCESS & DELIVERY ADVISORY COMMITTEE. TO GENEVA
    FROM 2010-10-05 TO 2010-10-07

  16. PARTICIPATION IN THE THIRD MEETING OF THE SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON ANTIMALARIAL POLICY ACCESS. TO GENEVA
    FROM 2010-05-31 TO 2010-06-01

  17. PARTICIPATION IN WHO MEETING 'A STRATEGY FOR THE CONTAINMENT OF ARTEMISININ: TOLERANT PARASITES IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA'. TO VIETNAM
    FROM 2010-02-02 TO 2010-02-04

  18. PARTICIPATION IN THE EXPERT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING. TO THE NETHERLANDS
    FROM 2009-09-22 TO 2009-09-23

  19. PARTICIPATION IN THE PYRAMAX INVESTIGATOR MEETING. TO INDONESIA
    FROM 2009-02-20 TO 2009-02-21

  20. PARTICIPATION IN THE PYRAMAX INVESTIGATORS MEETING. TO INDONESIA
    FROM 2009-02-27 TO 2009-02-28

  21. PARTICIPATION IN SYMPOSIUM "DIHYDOARTEMISININ/PIPERAQUINE: AN INNOVATIVE ACT FOR THE TREATMENT OF P.FALCIPARUM MALARIA. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2008-12-07 TO 2008-12-11

  22. PARTICIPATION IN TECHNICAL EXPERT GROUP MEETING TO REVIEW AND UPGRADE THE WHO GUIDELINES FOR THE TREAMENT OF MALARIA. TO GENEVA
    FROM 2008-11-11 TO 2008-11-14

  23. PARTICIPATION IN THE 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES. TO MALAYASIA
    FROM 2008-06-19 TO 2008-06-22

  24. PARTICIPATION IN THE DNDI FACT ADVISORY GROUP MEETING & WHO TECHNICAL EXPERT GROUP MEETING. TO GENEVA
    FROM 2008-04-22 TO 2008-04-25

  25. PARTICIPATION IN THE WORLD ANTIMALARIAL RESISTANCE NETWORK (WARN) MEETING . TO FRANCE
    FROM 2008-04-16 TO 2008-04-19

  26. PARTICIPATION IN THE MEETING FOCUSED ON THE CHOICE OF THE BEST DRUG(S) TO COMBINED WITH FAFENOQUINE. TO UNITED KINGDOM
    FROM 2008-04-29 TO 2008-04-29

  27. PARTICIPATION IN THE MEETING "RESULTS & PUBLICATION STRATEGY FOR THE DHA-PIPERAQUINE(ARTEKIN) PHASE-III TRIAL IN INDIA. TO BANGKOK
    FROM 2008-02-05 TO 2008-02-06

  28. PARTICIPATION IN THE WORLD ANTIMALARIAL RESISTANCE NETWORK (WARN) MEETING. TO UNITED KINGDOM
    FROM 2008-01-03 TO 2008-01-06

  29. PARTICIPATION IN THE ASAQ LAUNCH AND FACT IMPLEMENTATION EXPERT GROUP MEETING. TO FRANCE
    FROM 2007-03-01 TO 2007-03-02

  30. PARTICIPATION IN THE DNDI ROUNDTABLE MEETING ON FIXED DOSE ARTESUNATE-MEFLOQUINE AND PRINCE MAHIDOL AWARD CONFERENCE. TO BANGKOK
    FROM 2007-01-31 TO 2007-02-02

  31. THE FIRST MEETING OF THE GLOBAL MALARIA PROGRAMME TECHNICAL AND RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TRAC). TO EGYPT
    FROM 2006-12-10 TO 2006-12-12

  32. PARTICIPATION IN THE DNDI MEETINGS ON FACT IMPLEMENTATION FOR MALARIA IN AFRICA. TO GENEVA
    FROM 2006-06-20 TO 2006-06-23

  33. PARTICIPATION IN THE FOCUS GROUP MEETING ENTITLED " PYRONARIDINE-ARTESUNATE FOR PLASMODIUM VIVAX MEETING. TO BANGKOK
    FROM 2006-05-21 TO 2006-05-22

  34. MEETING DOUBLE BLIND PARALLEL GROUP,RANDOMIZED,DOSE-RANGING STUDY ASSESSING ANTIMALARIAL ACTIVITY & SAFETY OF RBX11160 TO SWITZERLAND
    FROM 2006-04-26 TO 2006-04-28

  35. CONSENSUS MEETING PHASE-III CLINICAL TRIALS FOR ANTIMALARIAL DRUGS AND VIVAX MALARIA RESEARCH 2005 AND BEYOND. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2005-12-09 TO 2005-12-10

  36. PARTICIPATION IN THE THE MALARIA INITIATIVE FOR AFRICA WORKSHOP. TO SOUTH AFRICA
    FROM 2005-09-04 TO 2005-09-07

  37. PARTICIPATION IN THE MMV/RANBAXY SYNTHETIC PEROXIDE(RBX-1160 /OZ 277) PROJECT DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BAORD MEETING TO GENEVA
    FROM 2005-07-18 TO 2005-07-19

  38. PARTICIPATION IN THE WHO/SEARO MEETING ON DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTI-COUNTRY PROPOSAL FOR MALARIA. TO THAILAND
    FROM 2005-04-25 TO 2005-04-29

  39. TO ASSIST THE MALARIA NATIONAL PROGRAMME MANAGER IN CONDUCTING A TRAINING TO DEVELOP AND CONDUCT THE STUDY TO BHUTAN
    FROM 2004-08-02 TO 2004-08-07

  40. PARTICIPATION IN THE MMV/RNABAXY SYNTHETIC PEROXIDE (RBX-111 60/OZ 277) PROJECT DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING. TO GENEVA
    FROM 2004-05-17 TO 2004-05-19

  41. PARTICIPATION AS CONSULTANT IN THE TRAINING AND ORIENTATION WORKSHOP IN JHAPA,NEPAL FOR THERAPEUTIC EFFICACY STUDIES. TO NEPAL
    FROM 2003-08-17 TO 2003-08-21

  42. AS CONSULTANT IN AN ACTIVITY TO ESTABLISH A SYSTEMATIC FRAMEWORK FOR INTRODUCTION&EVALUATION OF PF MALARIA DIPSTICK TO NEPAL
    FROM 2003-05-04 TO 2003-05-09

  43. AN ASSIGNMENT FROM ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROJECT TO NEPAL
    FROM 2002-09-23 TO 2002-09-29

  44. AN ACTIVITY TO ESTABLISH A SYSTEMATIC FRAMEWORK FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF AND EVALUATION OF PF MALARIA DIPSTICKTO. TO NEPAL
    FROM 2002-08-15 TO 2002-08-19

  45. PARTICIPATION IN THE WHO CONSULTATION ON MONITORING ANTI MALARIAL DRUG RESISTANCE TO GENEVA
    FROM 2001-12-03 TO 2001-12-05

  46. PARTICIPATION IN THE INTER-COUNTRY CONSULTATION ON ROLL BACK MALARIA TECHNICAL NETWORKS TO MYANMAR
    FROM 2001-06-25 TO 2001-06-28

  47. WHO SHORT-TERM CONSULTANT IN BHUTAN TO BHUTAN
    FROM 2001-02-21 TO 2001-03-09

  48. INFORMAL CONSULTATION MEETING ON USE OF ANTIMALARIAL DRUGS TO GENEVA
    FROM 2000-11-13 TO 2000-11-17


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