Consultant, Malaria Clinical Team
Being a leading international tropical medicine and public health expert and globally recognized, especially for research achievements on malaria, snakebite and poisoning, I was a collaborator with MORU for about two decades working in diverse fields primarily on malaria. I was the Co-Chair of the WHO Snakebite Envenoming Working Group, the President of the Toxicology Society of Bangladesh (TSB), the National Coordinator of a number of multi-partner collaborative research projects, the Bangladesh Principal Investigator of multicentre study to see the effectiveness of combination antimalarials (TRAC I, II & DeTACT), supervise and mentor the MORU led research at Chattogram Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh
I worked in different capacities in Bangladesh since 1978, obtained PhD from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, in 1993. During long career I held positions as Professor of Medicine, Director General, the Principal of Dhaka Medical College, and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Experience of conducting multi-country collaborative research especially on malaria, snakebite envenoming, Kala azar and other neglected tropical diseases that globally changed public awareness, health policy and clinical management. With the support of WHO/TDR, Mahidol Oxford Research Unit, Bangkok, Thailand, Wellcome Trust of the United Kingdom, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) and Grand Challenges Canada (Saving Brains).
My recent research projects include the Artesunate Suppository Severe Malaria Cohort (SBASSMC), Practice of VENTilation in Critically Ill Patients in Middle–Income Countries (PRoVENT–iMIC) and the FlutNetz project.
Artemisinin resistance in the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, originates from its initial transcriptional response
Zhu L. et al, (2022), Communications Biology, 5
Field evaluation of the diagnostic performance of EasyScan GO: a digital malaria microscopy device based on machine-learning
Das D. et al, (2022), Malaria Journal, 21
Temporal distribution of Plasmodium falciparum recrudescence following artemisinin-based combination therapy: an individual participant data meta-analysis
Dahal P. et al, (2022), Malaria Journal, 21
Comparison of antibody responses and parasite clearance in artemisinin therapeutic efficacy studies in Democratic Republic of Congo and Asia.
Cutts JC. et al, (2022), The Journal of infectious diseases
Daily Life and Challenges Faced By Households With Permanent Childhood Developmental Disability in Rural Tanzania - A Qualitative Study.
Castellani J. et al, (2022), Journal of developmental and physical disabilities, 34, 471 - 490