Dr Osman Dar

Project Director, One Health Project, Global Health Programme


Osman A Dar is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) and a fellow of the Faculty of Public Health at the Royal College of Physicians (London).

At Chatham House, he is director of the Global Health Programme's One Health project, an umbrella term referring to the programme's work on zoonotic diseases, emerging infections, antimicrobial resistance, and food security.

Osman has helped build the EDCTP-PANDORA partnership which aims to strengthen weak health systems across Africa by developing research collaborations to improve the prevention, preparedness for, and response to emerging infectious disease outbreaks.

He also leads a project to support the operationalisation of One Health initiatives in national and regional settings with partnerships across a range of national and international agencies and institutions including the WHO, OIE, FAO, the African Union CDC, the World Bank, and the B&M Gates Foundation.

In his role at Public Health England, Osman is a medical consultant in global public health where he works to support low and middle income countries build core capacities under the International Health Regulations and in the design and implementation of their broader Health System Strengthening initiatives.

Past experience

2015 -Director, One Health Project, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House
2013 -Consultant in Global Health, Public Health England
2011 - Academic Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


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