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.