Rashid  Ansumana

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Njala University
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Research interests: non-malarial fevers, viral infections; diagnostics; surveillance

Dr Rashid Ansumana is the Dean of the School of Community Health Sciences of Njala University in Sierra Leone and he also directs research at the Mercy Hospital Research Laboratory in Sierra Leone. Rashid holds a PhD in Tropical Medicine from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool (UK), and has a passion for public health and infectious disease research in resource-poor settings.

Rashid has over 50 peered-reviewed publications on a diverse range of topics in infectious diseases including on Ebola, Lassa fever, Chikungunya, lymphatic filariasis, malaria and antimicrobial resistance.

Rashid coordinates the PANDORA site in Sierra Leone which focuses mainly on Lassa fever and emerging or re-emerging infections. Rashid’s research footprint can be found at the following link: