Project Director, One Health Project, Centre on Global Health Security
Osman Dar

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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 Centre on Global Health Security's One Health project, an umbrella term referring to the Centre's work on antimicrobial resistance, livestock and its IDRAM project. 

Osman has helped build the IDRAM initiative which aims to strengthen weak health systems by creating partnerships between the extractives industries and public authorities to improve the prevention, preparedness for, and response to emerging infectious diseases.

He also leads a project to support the Livestock Global Alliance, a collection of international agencies and institutions including the World Bank, WHO, OIE, FAO, the B&M Gates Foundation and ILRI, in operationalizing its One Health collaborations.

Osman is also a consultant in international public health at Public Health England (PHE) where he leads a programme of work that supports low income countries build core capacities and implement their commitments under the international health regulations through the development of strengthened national public health institutes.

Areas of expertise

  • Communicable disease control
  • One Health
  • Health systems
  • Health inequalities
  • Health services in complex emergency and humanitarian settings 

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