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Mohamud Sheikh

Institution: The University of New South Wales

Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine

Department: School of Public Health and Community Medicine

City: Kensington,

State: NSW

Country: Australia

Dr Mohamud Sheikh is a Senior Lecturer in International Health, Tropical and Infectious Diseases. In his nearly 25 years of experience in Tropical and Infectious diseases control in international settings, he has conducted various public health works internationally in developing and developed countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Middle East and Australia respectively. He has been teaching Master of International Public Health courses for nearly 14 years thus drawing a wealth of knowledge in the field of global health. During his overseas work, Mohamud has been involved in the epidemiology and control of tropical diseases particularly vector-borne and other communicable diseases with a focus on aspects of field public health anthropology, medical entomology, laboratory surveillance, outbreak investigations of infectious diseases, and refugee health. He participates in the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), the World Health Organization(WHO). Dr Sheikh has also had numerous contributions to resource poor communities around the world through his charity and volunteer work, especially in Africa, Middle East, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Australia. He has contributed to the field of humanitarian and philanthropic work since the age of eight and has recently launched his lifetime dream project –“Eradication of Preventable Blindness in Africa” – a remarkable humanitarian mission. He also heads two not-for-profit charitable organisations based in Australia and the Horn of Africa region.

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