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CDC’s Field Epidemiology Training Program Strengthens In-Country Public Health Workforce, Disease Surveillance Capacity

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Training the Future Public Health Workforce in Malawi: the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP)
Kiran Bhurtyal of CDC Malawi discusses Malawi’s Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) and the work and achievements of its trainees, writing, “Malawi has made much progress in public health in the past decade, but it has a long way to go to meet the goal of having at least one qualified field epidemiologist per 200,000 individuals. FETP-Frontline graduates fill this gap by strengthening Malawi’s public health workforce and surveillance capacity. Continuing the FETP program in Malawi will help ensure that surveillance officers in Malawi are trained on field epidemiology” (7/17).

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