Ethiopian Field Epidemiology Training Program (EFETP)

No Thumbnail Available



Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title


Addis Ababa Universty


The Ethiopia Field Epidemiology Training Program is two years‘ competency based Master‘s program adopted from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This program is run by Ethiopia Federal Ministry of Health and partners (EPHI, EPHA, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ethiopia and Regional Health Bureau). This program is currently going on eight universities in the nation including our Addis Ababa University. It comprises of 25% class learning and 75% field activities, working in public health emergency and other health related priority issues. It is designed to assist the Ministry of Health in building or strengthening health systems by selecting promising health workers and building their competencies through on the job mentorship and training. Ethiopia adopted the field epidemiology training program to help improve leadership in the public health emergency management system. This compiled body of works composed of nine chapters accomplished during the two years‘ residency period. It comprises outbreak investigations, surveillance data analysis report, surveillance system evaluation, health profile description report, scientific manuscript for peer reviewed journals, abstracts for scientific presentation, narrative summary of disaster situation, proposal for epidemiologic research project and Additional output (bulletin preparation and training). All the outputs during the residency period were compiled as single document. The first chapter consists of outbreak investigations. Two outbreaks were investigated; cholera outbreak investigation in Benishangul Gumuz state Dangur woreda 2017 and Relapsing fever outbreak investigation in Akaki Kality sub city woreda six administrations 2017. The second chapter is Surveillance data analysis of epidemic typhus at Akaki Kality sub city health office 2016, the fourth chapter was. Malaria Surveillance System Evaluation conducted in Akaki Kality sub city 2016, the 5th chapter was Health profile description report was conducted in Akaki Kality sub city woreda six administration 2016. Two manuscripts and one abstract were prepared for peer reviewed journals and Visited Disaster situation secondary to Akaki river over flow in Akaki Kality sub city woreda eight and woreda three 2017. The seventh chapter is Proposal for epidemiologic research project by the topic to assess malaria vector control (ITN/IRS) owner ship, utilization and affecting factors in Akaki Kality sub city, Addis Ababa, 2017. And finally additional outputs weekly bulletin and training were accomplished.