Courses

LiberiaFETP training programme is designed to prepare and equip field epidemiologists in Liberia, giving them the necessary skills to collect, analyze and interpret data and contribute to evidence-based decisions.

FETP Basics

Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) is a service-based training program whose purpose is to train public health workers in the principles and practices of field epidemiology as they provide service to their countries.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

CDC’s Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) has three tiers of training: frontline, intermediate, and advanced. FETP Frontline training is a three-month in-service program that focuses on detection of and response to disease or events of public health importance.

FETP Frontline was started in Liberia in August 2015 and aims to improve the surveillance, epidemiology, response, and scientific communication skills of public health workers at district, county, and national levels. Those who complete the training receive a Certificate of Graduation signed by the Liberian Honorable Minister of Health and CDC.

The FETP Intermediate commenced in April 2017 with an implementation workshop of all stakeholders in February 2017. FETP-Intermediate is a 9-month training program comprised of four in-person workshops and applied field epidemiology work at their site of employment. Those who complete this program will gain skills in disease surveillance, outbreak investigation and response, data quality and management, observational studies, and public health communication.

COURSE

DESCRIPTION

CDC’s Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) has three tiers of training: frontline, intermediate, and advanced.

Our History

FETP Frontline training is a three-month in-service program that focuses on detection of and response to disease or events of public health importance.

FETP Frontline was started in Liberia in August 2015 and aims to improve the surveillance, epidemiology, response, and scientific communication skills of public health workers at district, county, and national levels. Those who complete the training receive a Certificate of Graduation signed by the Liberian Honorable Minister of Health and CDC.

Country

Liberia

Funding

U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
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Current FETP Courses

FETP Training Programme

Intermediate Programme Design

FETP-Intermediate Programme Design is a 9-11 month in-service programme. It’s primary goal is focused on Strengthening epidemiologic capacity, Investigation and response, Study design, Planning and conducting a survey, Data management, Data entry & Data analysis.

FETP Training Programme

Frontline Programme Design

FETP-Frontline enhances global health security by training local public health staff to improve surveillance quality in their jurisdictions, which can be a valuable strategy to strengthen the capacity of countries to more rapidly detect, respond to, and contain public health emergencies at the source.