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FETP Surveillance Training in Guinea Bissau

Participants being guided by Alejandro Ruffer (TEPHINET Mentor from Argentina) during a group activityThe African Field Epidemiology Network in partnership with the Guinea Bissau Ministry of Health (MOH), CDC, and TEPHINET organized a training of District surveillance officers in order to build the country’s capacity to conduct Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR). The workshop focused on improving the skills of the participants to use data to characterize the pattern of health events in a population and detect disease outbreaks in the community so as to guide the ministry of health in public health decision-making. These skills were particularly essential in the country which is at a high risk of an Ebola outbreak as it neighbours Guinea Bissau, one of the three countries that have been worst affected  by the current Ebola outbreak.

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AFENET holds Scientific Writing Workshop in Kampala

Participants and mentors at the AFENET scientific writing workshop in Kampala. (Front extreme left is Dr. Patrick Nguku – Resident Advisor Nigeria FELTP whereas center is Dr Sheba N. Gitta – AFENET Deputy Executive Director and Head of Science and Public AffairsAFENET with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) held a scientific writing workshop for some of the recipients of the immunization minigrants that were awarded in financial year 2012/2013. The workshop which was held at Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda from 9-13 February 2015 created a unique opportunity for the participants to develop their skills in writing scientific manuscripts that would be published in peer reviewed journals. The workshop was attended by nine FELTP residents and recent graduates from Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan and Uganda.  

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Tanzania FELTP Cohort V Scientific Writing Workshop

TFELTP Cohort V residents and facilitators during the Scientific Writing Workshop in Dar es Salaam. Second from left (backrow) is the former TFELTP Program Director, Dr. Peter Mmbuji who is also a mentorThe Tanzania Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (TFELTP) conducted a scientific writing workshop for Cohort V residents from 27-31 October 2014. This training was in response to a need to increase the number of publications among residents and graduates of the program. The workshop aimed to develop manuscripts from residents’ research reports for submission to peer-reviewed journals by 27 November 2014.

Dr Peter Wasswa – AFENET Scientific Writer facilitated the training alongside other facilitators: Dr Peter Mmbuji, Dr Innocent Semali (MUHAS), Dr Rogati Kishimba (TFELTP), Mr Ahmed Abade (TFELTP), Ms. Loveness Urio (TFELTP), Mr Emmanuel Peter (NIMR), Thomas Mnzava (CDC), Mwiru Ramadhani (CDC) and Mr Kesheni Senkoro (NIMR). The five-day training was held at the TFELTP offices in the National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) headquarters building.
 
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Ethiopia FETP Launches Cohort VI Training

The EFETP Cohort VI training launch at the Addis Ababa University (AAU)Ethiopia Field Epidemiology Training Program (EFETP) launched training for Cohort VI residents on 3 November 2014 at the Addis Ababa University (AAU), School of Public Health. A total of 18 residents from different regional health bureaus, the Federal Police, Ministry of Agriculture, and Ministry of Defense have been enrolled to the program. Seven out of the 18 residents are female.

 Present at the launch were dignitaries who included: Dr. Wakgari Dressea - Dean of School of Public Health, AAU, Dr. Hailegnaw Eshete - Executive Director of Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA), Dr. Joe Melone – Ethiopia CDC Representative, Dr. Fikre Enquselassie - Director of Preventive Medicine, AAU, Dr. Adamu Addisise - EFETP Academic Coordinator, Mr. Alemayehu Bekele EFETP Coordinator at EPHA and Dr. zegeye Hailemariam EFETP Coordinator.

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