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

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This document contains a two years Field Epidemiology Training Program outputs which is equivalent with thesis to be submitted to graduate school of public health for fulfillment of master’s degree in Field Epidemiology. It includes reports of diseases outbreak investigations, public health surveillance data analysis, surveillance system evaluation, narrative summary of disaster situation report, manuscripts, abstracts and research project. The document is organized to nine chapters. Chapter One: contains disease outbreak investigations. I have conducted two outbreak investigations as first Author and one as a collaborator with other field epidemiology residents. One of the investigations was conducted using case control study design. All investigation report contains abstract, introduction, methods, discussions, conclusion, recommendations, acknowledgement and references separately. Chapter Two: contains report of surveillance data analysis which was conducted on Analysis of Measles Surveillance Data in Oromia, 2007-2016: ten year data was used in the analysis. The objective of this study was to assess the Epidemiology of Measles in Oromia Region, Ethiopia: Surveillance Data Analysis from 2007-2016. Chapter Three: addresses surveillance system evaluation entitled “To assess key attributes of Anthrax surveillance system and Performance of the system in line with set objectives and operations of the system to generate evidence based information for the better improvement of the surveillance system” This chapter clearly presents the purpose and objectives of the Anthrax surveillance and its progress towards its objectives. The surveillance attributes: simplicity, flexibility, stability, acceptability, representativeness, timeliness, data quality, sensitivity and predictive positive value were also assessed in the chapter. Chapter Four: Contains assessment of Health Profile Data Description of East Shewa Zone, Lome Woreda, Oromia Regional State. In the chapter health and health related data of Woreda populations were evidently presented which is very imperative for prioritizing problems. Appropriate public health interventions; and is doorway point for operational public health researches. Stake holders of health and health related issues will access evidence based information from this chapter. Chapter Five: Scientific Manuscripts for Peer reviewed Journals. The manuscripts were prepared according to Ethiopian journal of health development author’s guideline. The first manuscript was data analysis of Measles Oromia Region, Ethiopia and the second was Dengue fever Outbreak investigation in Kabridahar, Ethio-Somali Region 2017.Chapter Six: Include Abstracts on Epidemiology of Measles in Oromia, 2007-2016, Outbreak Dengue fever in Kebridehar Town Ethio- Somali region 2017 and investigation of Human Rabies exposure in Dehana woreda, Amhara Region, Ethiopia 2017 sent to international conference. Chapter Seven: Narrative disaster situation report of internally displaced people resided in West and East Hararge zone of Oromia region. The assessment was conducted to identify potential problems which need humanitarian assistance. Based on the report from the assessment humanitarian requirement document was developed and shared with potential partners for response. This chapter presents human health, Wash and nutrition need assessment conducted in IDP found in West and East Hararge zones of Oromia region. Chapter Eight: Epidemiological projects proposal entitled “Challenge associated with malaria parasitological diagnosis in west Hararge zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia 2018, was developed for epidemiological project to be submitted to Addis Ababa University School of Public Health. Chapter Nine: Malaria research project report. Project proposal was sent to President Malaria Initiative program for mini grant. It was accepted and funded to be conducted. It was conducted among health facilities in West Hararge Zone, Oromia region, Ethiopia 2018.