New Doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Health

Muhammad Asaduzzaman will join the One Health research Group, focusing on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

New PhD Fellow in AMR, Muhammad Asaduzzaman (Photo: Syeda Lammim Ahad).

The Centre for Global Health (CGH) is delighted to announce the appointment of Muhammad Asaduzzaman as a PhD Research Fellow at the Institute for Health and Society (HELSAM), affiliated and supported by the CGH. Asad will be an important team member of the One Health Research group with Professor Andrea Sylvia Winkler and Dr. Ernst Kristian Rødland. He will be involved in research on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) specially in Sub Saharan Africa.

Dr. Asad has recently received the EXCEL SMART student mobility grant, a prestigious and unique opportunity for the students of University of Oslo (UiO) to increase their global health competencies in low- and middle-income countries. He has been granted this scholarship to spend 18 weeks in Jimma, Ethiopia, for conducting his research. One of the major objectives of his study is to explore the transmission dynamics of antimicrobial resistance in human, animal and the environment in the Jimma region in Ethiopia. His study will reduce the knowledge and data gap as well as serve as the baseline platform for future AMR surveillance in this region.

Professional background

Muhammad Asaduzzaman MD MPH MPhil is a public health physician with more than 12 years’ research experience in resource poor settings, especially in Bangladesh and South Asia. For the last five years, he had been pivoting his research in “Environmental dimension of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)” and the One Health arena as an Assistant Scientist in the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b). His career objective is to play a significant role in global health through multisectoral collaborative efforts. To reach this goal, he has accomplished several multidisciplinary studies through One Health fellowship at Massey University, New Zealand and Global Health Equity Scholarship research fellowship at UC Berkeley, USA.

AMR and One Health

Development and spread of AMR is an alarming global threat and resistant bacteria have been shown to spread between countries through migration, aviation, trade and many other ways. To tackle this One Health issue, cross border collaboration of high (e.g. Norway) and low (e.g. Ethiopia) resource settings is of great importance. This project will equip Asad to develop himself as a competent researcher in the field of AMR along with the enhanced One Health capacity building in CGH at UiO.

Published Mar. 14, 2019 12:55 PM - Last modified Mar. 21, 2019 5:16 PM