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Email:suleman_otho@yahoo.com

Cohort:10
Designation:Senior Chest Specialist

Organization:Health Department Government of Sindh

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Dr. Otho has been working since last 25 years in the field of medicine and public health. Dr. Suleman Otho is currently working as Senior Chest Specialist and Public health Consultant with Provincial Health department, government of Sindh

He has remained Country head of Global Fund Round 9 on HIV and AIDS, and Round 7 of Malaria at Islamabad. His last assignment was a project of DFID for supporting MNCH and Health department. He was deputy director planning before that and was serving as Senior Registrar at Civil hospital Karachi for last three years before that. He joined the Health Department after doing his MBBS in 1992 through the Public Services Commission. In 1994 he acquired a degree of MCPS (chest medicine) and subsequently passed the Public Services Commission for higher grade (BPS-18) to become a chest specialist in the same department. 

He acquired a master's of public health from University of Wollongong, Australia in 1999-2000. August 2001, Dr Otho has been working in administration of City District Government Karachi. Dr Otho played a key role in the establishment of departmental changes and the merger of KMC, DMC and the local council to create one integrated health system for Karachi city. He was running major programs for tuberculosis prevention treatment and also in charge of the District Health Development Centre for Karachi. for four years he was working in civil hospital Karachi, his work has been varied in nature he has headed the chest department and also planning and development department as well. He also worked as epidemiologist in cancer department as. In the mean while he has conveyed two surveillance projects of CIDA for HIV and its prevalence in four major cities of Sindh including Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Larkana. He has completed a recent course at university of Alabama for USA in leadership, and HIV and Tuberculosis co infection.

                                                                                       (Updated On December 2014)