Damani, Nizam (UK)

Southern Health & Social Care Trust

Dr Nizam Damani is a well-recognized international expert in the field of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) both in high and low- to middle-income countries. He has won many excellence awards in his field. He was Associate Medical Director at the Southern Health & Social Services Trust and was a senior lecturer at the Queens University, Belfast, UK. He has proved consultancy services to various international organizations, including the World Health Organization and European Union IMPLEMENT project. He has served on various WHO guidelines development and advisory groups. He was a member of the WHO Core Group of the 1st Global Patient Safety Challenge and was the country coordinator for the WHO Hand hygiene pilot site in Pakistan.

He has published many scientific peer-reviewed papers, publications and contributed chapters in various books. As a sole author, he has written books in IPC, Information Resources in Infection control (8th edition) and Manual of Infection Prevention and Control (4th edition) which has been published by the Oxford University Press and his book has been translated in various languages. He also served as an editor of the International Journal of Infection Control. He was a member of the Education Committee of Healthcare Infection Society and the National Working Party of Antibiotic Sensitivity testing method of the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. He served as the treasurer of the International Federation of Infection Control.