Dr Osman Dar

Director, One Health Project, Global Health Programme

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Biography

Osman A Dar is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) and a fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (London), specialized in public health medicine and communicable disease control.

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, neglected tropical diseases, environment and health issues, and food security.


In his role at the UK Health Security Agency, Osman is a medical consultant in global public health where he works on programmes to support low and middle income countries build International Health Regulations (IHR) related core capacities and in developing broader Health System Strengthening (HSS) initiatives.

Since May 2021, Osman has been a working group co-chair for the One Health High Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP), advising WHO, OIE, FAO and UNEP on the development of their global One Health strategies, including their joint activities on  pandemic prevention, and the control of emerging zoonoses and other health crises at the human-animal-environment interface.

Past experience

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