Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP)
The WHO set a target of one or more epidemiologists per 200,000 population to measure the implementation of the 2005 International Health Regulations.  It is estimated that for Tanzania to meet this target it will require an additional 250 epidemiologists who are well-trained and geographically distributed in all regions of the country.
To help address this gap, UW’s I-TECH is leading the implementation of a Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) Intermediate course in partnership with CDC, government, academic, and non-government partners over a five-year period. The goal of the course is to develop and institutionalize an intermediate training program to recruit, train, and retain a critical mass of competent field epidemiologists in all regions of Tanzania. Participants of the course will complete four in-class modules on field epidemiology interspersed with three field assignments. These will be focused on: i) surveillance system evaluation, ii) outbreak investigation, and iii) an HIV program evaluation.
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