Ethiopian Field Epidemiology Training Program (EFETP) Compiled Body of Works in Field Epidemiology

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Addis Abeba Universty


Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) is one of the core processes identified in Federal Ministry of Health. PHEM is the process of anticipating, preventing, preparing for, detecting, responding to, controlling, and recovering from the consequences of public health threats in order that health and economic impacts are minimized. PHEM is designed to ensure rapid detection of any public health threats, preparedness related to logistic and fund administration, and prompt response to and recovery from various public health emergencies, which range from recurrent epidemics, emerging infections, nutritional emergencies, chemical spills, and bioterrorism. The activities under this core process are to be implemented by appropriately trained and capable professionals. Since 2009 Ethiopia Field Epidemiology Training Program had been giving the program to contribute for trained and capable professionals. The Ethiopia Field Epidemiology Training Program is a two years and in service training program in the assigned field bases. The program is giving in collaboration. Addis Ababa University, School of public Health, Ethiopia Field Epidemiology Training Program, Federal Ministry of Health/Ethiopia Public Health Institute, Ethiopia Public Health Association with CDC Ethiopia and the Regional Health Bureau are executing the program. Field epidemiology Training Program has two components; a 25% class room teaching component and 75% practical or field placement component. During practical component residents assigned in the field base staying in the field base there are two residency out puts, which are residency I and residency II. During practical or field placement outbreak or epidemic investigation, desk review data analysis, description of health profile, writing a scientific manuscript for peer review journals, abstracts for scientific conferences, writing a protocol/proposal of epidemiologic research projects, narrative of a disaster situation or report on health and nutrition need assessment in visited woredas and also additional outputs like PHEM training are including in this document. In the Field base, the field supervisor is leading the whole activities throughout the academic years (two). The field base residency outputs are described in detail on the so called body of work. This body of work contains nine chapters.



Compiled Body of Works in Field Epidemiology