Zimbabwe Field Epidemiology Training Program
Zimbabwe FETP is a 2- year competency based training program that consists of classroom teaching (30%) and on the job field training (70%) The program was created in 1993 with the aim of assisting the Ministry of Health and Child Care create a permanent capacity to recruit, train and employ public health practitioners to sustain the public health infrastructure. To date it has enrolled 26 cohorts and 24 have completed translating to 262 residents. Of these 251 (96%) have graduated with an MPH degree. The majority of these graduates are currently employed in-country by the Ministry of Health and Child Care in Zimbabwe.
Major highlights of the period under review include the assessment of the program for accreditation by the accreditation review team (ART) from the 13th to the 17th November 2017. The program has since been accredited. In addition 15 of the 18 residents successfully completed training in November 2017.
Major highlights of the period under review include the following:
• Participation of the Zimbabwe FETP residents in the current cholera outbreak control activities in Harare.
• Participation of the Zimbabwe FETP at the launch of the ACoDD in Kampala, Uganda, 7-8 May, 2019.
• Participation of the Zimbabwe FETP at the 67th EIS conference