Edinburgh Infectious Diseases seminar-by-skype: **NEW TIME** Masoud Dara - WHO Europe TB programme manager

  • Event:  Seminar-by-skype for University of Edinburgh Festival of Creative Learning
  • Speaker:  Dr Masoud Dara, TB Programme Manager at the WHO Europe Office
  • **NEW** When:  Wednesday 1 March 2017
  • **NEW** Time:  12 - 2 pm
  • Registration:  Please register on Eventbrite
  • Organisers:  Infectious Diseases Honours students; contact by email

About the event:

We are excited to be offering the opportunity to speak with Dr. Masoud Dara, Programme Manager of the Tuberculosis and M/XDR-TB control programme for the World Health Organization Office at the European Union.

Dr. Masoud Dara first trained as a clinician, and has since completed several courses at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Dara’s professional career started with him working on TB treatment in Iran, and he has since worked with mutiple organisations to implement TB control programmes and public health interventions as well as emergency response.

From 1998-2001 he was the programme manager and medical coordinator for several Central Asian projects for Médecins Sans Frontières, and from 2001-2003 he was a WHO Medical Officer in the Russian Federation, working to provide technical assistance to Russian national health authorities and TB control services. From 2003-2010 Dr. Dara was a senior consultant of KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation in different countries, and In 2008 he was appointed as the Chair of the scientific working group of TB control in prisons. In 2010, Dr. Dara joined WHO and has since worked to provide technical assistance to the Member States in drug resistant TB prevention and control. He is now based at the WHO Office at European Union in Brussels and is a Senior Advisor for communicable diseases and emergency response such as for Ebola. Dr. Dara speaks English, Dutch, Russian, French, and Persian.

Dr. Dara will be delivering a talk to us via Skype from his office in Brussels, after which the floor will be open to questions.

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