Burkina Faso (Formerly West Africa) Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program
West Africa Field Epidemiology Training Program (WAFETP) has been changed to the Burkina Faso Field Epidemiology Training Program (BFETP).
Established in January 2010, the West Africa Field Epidemiology Training Program comprised of Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, and Togo. In January 2014, the program was extended to cover 8 Francophone West African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo). In 2018, the program--now called the Burkina Faso Field Epidemiology Training Program--was extended to cover Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) countries such as Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde. The program trains professionals in human and animal health. In total, 40 residents from the participating countries have graduated and are currently working within their home countries.
As of 2017, 29 residents across 2 cohorts of the advanced-level BFETP have graduated.