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Residents Investigate Suspected Foodborne Outbreak in Ghana

GFELTP residents and graduates interviewing case patients at the Begoro District Hospital, during the investigation of a suspected foodborne outbreak at the Presbyterian Senior High School, Begoro Fanteakwa District, Ghana Four residents in Cohorts VI, VII and VIII of the Ghana Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (GFELTP) and an alumnus took part in the investigation of a suspected foodborne outbreak investigation at the Presbyterian Senior High School, Begoro Fanteakwa District in the Eastern Region. The investigation followed an incident where a group of students from the Presbyterian Senior High School were sent to the emergency unit of the District Hospital, Begoro with complaints of abdominal pain, vomiting and passing of bloody mucoid diarrhoea.

Ghana celebrates World Cancer Day 2015

A presentation by Dr. Kofi Mensah Nyarko – Program Director, GFELTP and Program Manager, Non Communicable Disease Control during the world cancer day 2015 celebrationSix residents of the Ghana Field Epidemiology Training and Laboratory Training Program (GFELTP) in Cohort VIII participated in the 2015 world cancer day celebration held on 4 February 2015. The celebration was themed: “Cancer: Not Beyond Us”. Residents of the GFELTP and Ministry of Health staff conducted a breast cancer screening exercise in which a total of sixty women were screened.

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.


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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