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NFELTP Residents Investigate Suspected Cholera Outbreak In Mpape, Abuja

Dr. Khaliru Alhassan Minister of State for Health at flag-off of fumigation at Gwari vallage, Mpape, AbujaA team which comprised of six Cohort V residents and the Resident Advisor- Prof. Gabriel Poggensee conducted a cholera outbreak investigation in Abuja from 2 – 7 April 2014.


The investigation followed a report of a cholera outbreak in Mpape, Abuja on 2 April 2014. The team was mandated to investigate the outbreak with a view to controlling and preventing further spreading. They conducted an active case search, collected samples for rapid and water testing and conducted health education in the communities.
 

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NFELTP Cohort VI didactics commence

Participants during the Cohort VI deliberation and selection Classes commenced on Monday 10 March 2014 for the newly recruited Nigeria FELTP Cohort VI. With this sixth cohort, the program has to date admitted 208 residents since its inception in 2008. After successfully recruiting over 100 residents into the 5 cohorts in the last 5 years, NFELTP advertised for its 6th cohort in December 2013. The selection committee which consisted of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMA&RD), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), University of Ibadan (UI), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Nigeria) and African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)) convened in a national selection on 4th December 2013. The process consisted of a screening exercise, a written exam and oral interviews for each of the shortlisted applicant.

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Mozambique Selects New Cohort

 Residents of the Mozambique FELTP (PECL) attending the masters theses defence on 15 August 2013The Mozambique FELTP has selected new residents for the third Cohort which started in March 2014. Thirteen new residents were chosen from a total of 64 applications after a selection at the process that included review of curriculum vitae, interviews as well as written and oral evaluations. The FELTP has expanded beyond the main capital of Maputo as eight of the 13 candidates selected belong to other Provincial Directorates of Health, hence further strengthening the of Health System.

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Measles Outbreak Investigation in Brong-Ahafo Region, Ghana

Dr. Anthony Gershon, (GFELTP resident, centre) examines a case-patient during the measles outbreak investigationOn January 13, 2014, the Disease Surveillance Department (DSD) of the Public Health Division, Ghana Health Service (GHS) received a report from the Techiman Municipal Health Directorate that four suspected measles cases were recorded at the Holy Family Hospital in Techiman. Samples from these cases were confirmed as measles IgM positive.

Consequently, a national team consisting of four residents and an alumnus of the GFELTP together with GHS staff was dispatched to support further investigation of the outbreak from 9 – 14 February 2014. The purpose of this investigation was to: determine the extent of the suspected outbreak, identify the source of infection, identify affected individuals at risk of the outbreak and implement control and preventive measures.
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