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.


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


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



  • English (first)
  • Urdu (not for broadcast),
  • Swahili (not for broadcast)
  • A Global Antimicrobial Conservation Fund for Low- and Middle-Income 3 Countries with John-Arne Rottingen, International Journal of Infectious Diseases, September 2016
  • Mishal S Khan, Anna Osei-Kofi, Abbas Omar, Hilary Kirkbride, Anthony Kessel, Aula Abbara, David Heymann, Alimuddin Zumla, Osman Dar, The Lancet, June 2016
  • Reducing risks to health and wellbeing at mass gatherings: the role of the Sendai framework for Disaster Risk Reduction with A Aitsi-Selmi, V Murray, D Heymann, B McCloskey, E I Azhar, E Petersen, A Zumla, Int J Infect Dis, April 2016 
  • Non randomised Ebola trials-lessons for optimal outbreak research with G Ippolito, S Lanini, P Brouqui, A Di Caro, F Vairo, F M Fusco, S Krishna, M R Capobianchi, H Kyobe-Bosa, V Puro, R Wölfel, T Avsic-Zupanc,  J P Ioannidis, G Portella, P Kremsner, M Bates, A Zumla,   Lancet Infect Dis, April 2016
  • Tuberculosis and mass gatherings-opportunities for defining burden, transmission risk, and the optimal surveillance, prevention, and control measures at the annual Hajj pilgrimage with A Zumla, A B Saeed, B Alotaibi, S Yezli, K Bieh, M Bates, T Tayeb, P Mwaba, S Shafi, B McCloskey, E Petersen, E I Azhar, Int J Infect Dis, February 2016
  • Rapid Spread of Zika Virus in The Americas - Implications for Public Health Preparedness for Mass Gatherings at the 2016 Brazil Olympic Games with E Petersen, M E Wilson, S Touch, B McCloskey, P Mwaba, M Bates, F Mattes, M Kidd, G Ippolito, E I Azhar, A Zumla, Int J Infect Dis, March 2016
  • Exploring the evidence base for national and regional policy interventions to combat resistance with R Hasan, J Schlundt, S Harbarth, G Caleo, F K Dar, J Littmann, M Rweyemamu, E J Buckley, M Shahid, R Kock, H L Li, H Giha, M Khan, A D So, K M Bindayna, A Kessel, H B Pedersen, G Permanand, A Zumla, J ARøttingen, D L Heymann, Lancet, January 2016
  • International cooperation to improve access to and sustain effectiveness of antimicrobials with C Årdal, K Outterson, S J Hoffman, A Ghafur, M Sharland, N Ranganathan, R Smith, A Zorzet, J Cohn, D Pittet, N Daulaire, C Morel, Z Rizvi, M Balasegaram, D L Heymann, A H Holmes, L S Moore, R Laxminarayan, M Mendelson, J A Røttingen, Lancet, January 2016
  • Medical abuse at Guantanamo Bay Military Prison – what do we do now with E Buckley, S Rokadiya, A Kessel, J Porter, Tropical Medicine & International Health, July 2014
  • Prevention is Better Than Cure for Emerging Infectious Diseases with David Heymann, British Medical Journal, February 2014
  • Tempering the risk: Rift Valley fever and bioterrorism with S Hogarth and S McIntyre, Trop Med Int Health, 2013
  • Rift Valley fever and a new paradigm of research and development for zoonotic disease control with D Heymann, S Hogarth, S McIntyre, Emerg Infect Dis, February 2013
  • The Dadaab Camps - Mitigating the effects of drought in the Horn, with M Khan, PLoS Currents: Disasters, December 2011
  • The Dadaab Camps - Daemons in the detail The World Today, October 2011
  • Conducting Rapid Health Needs Assessment in the cluster era: Experience from the Pakistan Flood, with M Khan and V Murray, PreHospital and Disaster Medicine, June 2011