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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.