Ethiopia Field Epidemiology and Training Program
Affiliation: Addis Ababa University
Ethiopian Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program
The Ethiopian Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program was established in August 2009 as a long-term program within the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH).The Program aims at training field epidemiology, veterinary epidemiology and public health laboratory residents for leadership positions with in the ministry. Eight Universities of Ethiopia teach and accredit the academic qualifications of EFELTP graduates. A total of 374 trainees have so far been admitted in seven cohorts.
The EFELTP offers a two-year, full-time, postgraduate competency-based training program consisting of about 25% class work and 75% field residency within the Federal Ministry of Health and Regional Health Bureaus. The program is operated with a number of partners including the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health, Ethiopian Public Health Association, Addis Ababa University, and the Global AIDS Program (GAP) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As part of the AFENET Network, the program benefits from both technical and financial support, trainee and faculty exchange programs to share experiences and collaborate with similar programs in other African countries.
To create a world class Public Health system that can support public health surveillance and response to health emergency in Ethiopia
To produce competent and high quality Human Resource that strengthens public health surveillance and emergency response through partnership and competency based training