Liberia Field Epidemiology
Moving from Response to Capacity Building
The 2014/2015 Ebola epidemic in Liberia destabilized health systems and revealed weaknesses in disease surveillance and response in the country. After the Ebola outbreak, the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) was introduced to contribute to strategies for the National Health Investment Plan. LFETP is to help:- develop a fit-for-purpose, productive & motivated health workforce & strengthen epidemic preparedness, surveillance and response systems.
LFETP was established by the Ministry of Health, owned by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia with financial and technical support from US CDC and AFENET.
Acknowledgements: MoH – Liberia, National Public Health Institute of Liberia, US CDC , AFENET, Liberia FETP Mentors, trainees and graduates