Liberia Field Epidemiology Training Program

Liberia FETP June and July 2021 Bulletin

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.

In June and July 2021, Liberia experienced the third wave of COVID-19. As a result, AFENET Liberia suspended all FETP workshops and directed technical, administrative and logistical support to the response in Montserrado County, which was the epicenter of the outbreak. Besides the exclusive COVID-19 support, AFENET Liberia undertook other major activities such as AFI Lab Training, … Read more.

Acknowledgements: MoH – Liberia, National Public Health Institute of Liberia,  US CDC , AFENET, Liberia FETP Mentors, trainees and graduates