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

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Addis Ababa University


The Ethiopian Field Epidemiology Training program (EFETP) is a two year field based masters program. The school of public Health /Addis Ababa University, Federal Minister of Health, Ethiopia Public Health Institute(EPHI), Ethiopia Public Health Association (EPHA) and CDC Ethiopia are running the program together .the field work comprises seventy five (75%) of the program which called residence with the aim of learning by working in public health emergency management centre This Body of work contains my outputs for the two years stay in the program. It includes outbreak investigations, surveillance data analysis, surveillance system evaluation, description of health profile report, writing of scientific manuscript for peer review journal, abstracts submitted/presented in scientific conferences, writing protocol/proposal of epidemiologic research project and a summary of disaster situation in selected area. In the outbreak investigation chapter or section two outbreaks were investigated, one of the outbreak investigation done in Dire Dawa city administration “Dengue fever outbreak investigation “a case control study and the other one was a descriptive study was which was done among South Sudan refugees in Gambella regional state “suspected Hepatitis E outbreak investigation among the refugees“ Chapter two contains report of surveillance data analysis which was conducted on Acute flaccid paralysis in Ethiopia, A five year data were analyzed.Chapter three addresses surveillance system evaluation “An Evaluation of Ethiopian Paediatrics bacterial meningitis among 5 years children. This chapter include the purpose and objectives of the sentinel surveillance and its progress towards its objectives, challenges and gaps, the sentinel 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 West and East Harerega zone health profile. In the chapter health and health related data of the zone populations were presented Chapter five contains Scientific Manuscripts for Peer reviewed Journals. In his chapter two manuscripts are presented. The manuscripts were prepared according to Ethiopian journal of health development author’s guideline. xv Chapter six contains abstracts of outbreak investigations, surveillance data analysis, and surveillance system evaluation. The abstract entitled “Acute febrile illness outbreak with first report of dengue fever - Diredewa city administration, Ethiopia ,November/2013 was accepted for poster presentation at 63rd EIS conference in Atlanta /Georgia Similarly another abstract entitled “Acute Flaccid Paralysis in Ethiopia from 2008-2010 was accepted and presented on the 5th African Field Epidemiology Network conference in Addis Ababa.Chapter seven contains a report on Health and Nutrition need assessment (risk assessment) on selected districts of East and West Harerega zones of Oromia region, the report conducted in collaboration with other team members, WHO, UNCHEF, and Goal/Ethiopia. Chapter eight epidemiological research project in title “Prevalence and risk factors of Hepatitis B among pregnant women in Addis Ababa “were written and submitted Chapter nine include other outputs and in this chapter training conducted on influenza sentinel surveillance review meeting and it was a one day training focused on sample collection, storage and transportation for the diagnosis of Influenza in this chapter Public Health Emergency weekly bulletins were included



The Ethiopian Field Epidemiology Training program (EFETP)