Osama Ahmed Hassan

Centre for Global Health, Department of Community Medicine and Global Health

Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo

Norway

Dr. Osama (MSc, MBA, PhD) is an infectious disease epidemiologist with main interest and expertise on the” One Health approach” to study and tackle emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases with epidemic or pandemic threats . His fields’ expertise focused on prevention and control including outbreak investigations and response, the One Health surveillance, risk analysis, as well as International Health Regulations (IHR) related to transboundary emerging diseases. Tackling antibiotic resistance from One Health perspectives as a related problem to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases is at the core of his research and activity. Since he has expertise in Rift Valley Fever (RVF), he has worked earlier as UN/FAO consultant epidemiologist in expert mission in west Africa to advise on control of RVF outbreak. He also gives expert technical advise on preparedness against cross-border threats of emerging vector-borne diseases to EU-Health Commission. Dr. Osama is using the One Health approach findings to improve the national, regional and international policy towards prevention and control of emerging and re-emerging diseases threats. Currently, he is One Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow as well as responsible for the One Health signatory them at the Centre for Global Health, Department of Community Medicine and Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway.