The Liberia Field Epidemiology Training Program (LFETP) began in August 2015. The program is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and implemented by the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET). Emory University was instrumental and directly involved in standing up and implementing the program for the first year of LFETP’s existence. The LFETP resides in the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) and is linked closely to the Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (DIDE) and Division of Training and Capacity-Building. The Director of DIDE serves as the Program Director for LFETP. Most LFETP trainings are conducted in the Training Unit of NPHIL. LFETP has two levels: FETP-Frontline and FETP-Intermediate. Over the past two years, seven LFETP-intermediate graduates have enrolled in the Advanced FETP in Ghana. The LFETP has trained medical, environmental, laboratory and animal health personnel from the NPHIL, MOH, and the Ministries of Interior, Agriculture and Defense. In 2021, the program introduced the Executive FETP, a six-week training package targeted at supervisors of surveillance officers, and designed to equip the participants to understand their role in supporting the implementation of the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response.
Levels: Frontline, Intermediate