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Dr Sakib Burza

MBChB MRCGP MSc PhD

Honorary Associate Professor

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 7515943959

Am a practicing clinician who completed a MSc in public health in developing countries in 2009, I returned to the school to work on diagnostic algorithms for NTDs, and subsequently completed a PhD on clinical management visceral leishmaniasis at the Institute of Tropical Medicine/University of Antwerp. 

After a long period working as Medical Advisor, Asia for Médecins Sans Frontières, I am now the Medical Director of the international Planetary Health NGO, Health in Harmony.

I hold long-standing interests in Neglected Tropical Diseases, with a particular focus on Leishmaniasis. I've also been involved in research on anthropometric cut-offs in the management of severe malnutrition, and the potential utility of biomarkers in prognostication of sepsis.

More recently I have been involved in One Health research, looking at the role and interaction between human health and deforestation. I am interested in evidence backed operationalisation of Planetary Health.

I continue in an honourary capacity at the LSHTM as an Associate Professor, and as a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Tropical Medicine at Nagasaki University.

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Clinical Research
Department of Infection Biology

Teaching

I teach on the MTM & DTMH at Nagasaki University. 

Research

Recent research includes:

  • RCT for treatments of HIV-Visceral Leishmaniasis coinfection in India
  • Diagnosis and progression of asymptomatic leishmaniasis infection in PLHIV
  • Antropometric sensitivity and efficacy in severe acute malnutrition 
  • Early predictors of sepsis in febrile patients
  • Prognostication of Oxygen requirements in patients presenting with moderate COVID
  • Community designed interventions to regenerate rainforest and prevent disease in Madagascar
Research Area
Climate change
Clinical care
Clinical trials
Diagnostics
Capacity strengthening
Disease control
Global Health
Natural disasters
Discipline
Epidemiology
Medicine
Nutrition
Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Leishmaniasis
Malnutrition
Tuberculosis
Dengue
Emerging Infectious Disease
Melioidosis
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Sepsis
Country
Bangladesh
Brazil
Indonesia
India
Cambodia
Laos
Madagascar
Thailand
Region
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
South Asia