Muhammad Osman,

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Muhammad Osman joined the Desmond Tutu TB Centre in 2017 after 9 years with the City of Cape Town as a TB-HIV clinician and Health Manager. Muhammad completed an MSc Epidemiology as a Fogarty Fellow in 2015 and has a specific interest in TB epidemiology. In 2017, he received a South African MRC National Health Scholars Programme scholarship to complete his PhD: TB-associated mortality in South Africa: longitudinal trends and the impact of health system interventions. Muhammad has also completed multiple operational research and health system research projects. He is currently leading an epidemiological evaluation of TB control in South Africa using routine data and a large Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)-funded interventional study to reduce initial loss to follow up among TB patients in 3 provinces of South Africa.

Recent publications

Marx FM; Meehan S-A; Jivan D; Dunbar R; Hoddinott G; Hesseling AC; Osman M; (2022) Use of interactive messaging to reduce pre-diagnosis loss to follow-up for TB care The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease doi.org/10.5588/ijtld.21.0332

Osman M, C van Schalkwyk, P, Naidoo, et al (2021) Mortality during tuberculosis treatment in South Africa using an 8-year analysis of the national tuberculosis treatment register Scientific Reports doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-95331-w

Osman.M., A. Welte, P. Naidoo, M. Loveday, & A.C. Hesseling (2020) Limitations and potential bias in vital registration data and tuberculosis mortality reporting in South Africa. South African Medical Journal 110(17): 607-609 doi: 10.7196/SAMJ.2020.v110i7.14533

Osman, M., A. Welte, R. Dunbar, R. Brown, G. Hoddinott , A.C. Hesseling, & F.M Marx (2019) Morbidity and mortality up to 5 years post tuberculosis treatment in South Africa: A pilot study. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 85:57-63 doi: org/10.1016/j.ijid.2019.05.024

DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis