CDC-Supported Program Helps Train Workers To Identify, Respond To Food Insecure Areas In Ethiopia

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: A Ray of Hope for a Better-Prepared Ethiopia
Lucy Boulanger, program director at CDC’s Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) in Ethiopia, discusses Ethiopia’s Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), a network of university-based training programs that educate workers to collect and analyze public health data in order to identify and respond to areas with food insecurity. “Trainees are matching their data to logistics to get this food where it is most urgently needed. They are constantly re-evaluating the situation and making adjustments using an evaluation tool that looks at seven pillars of response: surveillance, case management, supplies and logistics, coordination, human resources, communication, and social mobilization,” Boulanger notes (5/2).