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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. [1] 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.

 

Sources:

1. Ijaz K, Kasowski E, Arthur RR, Angulo FJ, Dowell SF. International Health Regulations--What gets measured gets done. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012;18(7):1054-1057.

 

 

 
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