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 80 peered-reviewed publications on a diverse range of infectious diseases and one health research including topics on Ebola, Lassa fever, Chikungunya, lymphatic filariasis, malaria and antimicrobial resistance. Rashid is the Principal Investigator for the West African One Health Actions Projects funded by the IDRC in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, US. He is a member of the Pan African Network for Rapid Research Relief and Preparedness for Infectious Disease Epidemics (PANDORA-ID-NET) and also a member of the Sub-Saharan Africa consorTium for the Advancement of Innovative Research and Care in Sepsis (STAIRS).