The Liberia FETP Cohort VII trainees completed their second frontline workshop on 27 January 2018. The training was attended by 24 trainees. The trainees were required to submit their: Rumor Logs, Weekly Surveillance Reports, Outbreak and Case Investigation Reports as well as problem analysis of the Data Quality Audit Reports.
The training was attended by key partners such as the Dr Jolie Dennis - Dep. Director, US CDC Liberia office who also presented certificates to trainees.
The residents commenced their second fieldwork activity on the 29th of January
Liberia FETP bids farewell to Mr. Joseph Asamoah Frimpong and Dr. Stephen Ilesanmi
The LFETP Resident Advisor and team members, US CDC Liberia, and National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) bid farewell to Mr. Joseph Asamoah Frimpong and Dr. Olayinka Stephen Ilesanmi – outgoing Field Coordinators in appreciation for their immense contribution to the, Liberia FETP.
Mr. Joseph has been with the program since its establishment in 2015 working as a field coordinator. He was instrumental in standing up the program for over 2 years. As part of his achievements in Liberia, He supported the Ministry of Health in responding to the Ebola outbreak. Joseph made a significant contribution to the revision of the content of the Frontline and intermediate curriculum and in December 2015, Joseph brought up the concept of developing case studies in the context of Liberia to enhance training. As a faculty member for the Case Study Design and Development Course, he led the development of over five public health case studies in epidemiology using Liberian Culture- Tailored information. These case studies were published in the Pan African Medical journal and have been adopted by other FETPs and renowned Institutions such as Emory University. Joseph’s supported teaching, mentorship, interpersonal, communication, leadership, collaborative and good listening at the FETP programme.
In the recent outbreak of Meningitis in Sinoe County, he provided an impressive technical support which contributed to the rapid response by the county health team (MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 66(42), 1140–1143. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6642a4).
Dr Olayinka Stephen Ilesanmi joined the program in March 2017 as a Field Co-ordinator. He was locally assigned direct responsibilities as the assistant to the Resident Advisor for the Intermediate program, which was just commencing at the time. Through his hard work and commitment to duty, the first cohort of intermediate trainees graduated on December 1, 2017.