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CDC South Africa is Proud to Announce the Recent Graduates of the South African Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program

From left to right: Queen Ranoto, Joy Ebonwu, Patience Kweza


Lindiwe Cele


Eight South Africa Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme residents completed their training and were awarded Master of Public Health Degrees at the April 2013 graduation ceremony held at the University of Pretoria. A total of 35 residents have graduated and been awarded public health degrees since the SAFELTP program started in 2006. The MPH attainment rate for all residents who have completed the program is 76% (35/46). Health Degrees at the April 2013 graduation ceremony held at the University of Pretoria. A total of 35 residents have graduated and been awarded public health degrees since the SAFELTP program started in 2006. The MPH attainment rate for all residents who have completed the program is 76% (35/46). point-of-care technology - a PIMA machine. Little bigger than a large toaster, this machine is designed to provide CD4 results - the measure of a person’s strength of immune system - within twenty minutes. This promises to be a revolution in care for health care workers in the HIV field, such as Angie Satira.

The South Africa Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme is designed to train field epidemiology residents and public health laboratory residents for public health leadership positions in the South African national and provincial departments of health. The SAFELTP is a two year hands on service training program in applied field epidemiology. For more information visit National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

NameStart of training
(cohort)
Employment placement
Joy Ebonwu2011Field Epidemiologist, Centre for HIV and STI,  National Institute for Communicable Disease (NICD)
Patience Kweza2011Epidemiologist, SAFELTP,   NICD
Riyadh Manesen2011Epidemiologist, Aeras- South Africa (non-profit product development organization dedicated to the development of effective tuberculosis vaccines and biologics).
Queen Ranoto2011Communicable Disease Control Manager, Limpopo Province
Nkhiphitheni Munyai2010Surveillance Officer, Gauteng Province
Lindiwe Cele2007Field Epidemiologist, National Health Laboratory Services, Eastern Cape Region
Tebogo Mamahlodi2007Project Manager: HIV/AIDS, National Institute for Communicable Disease
Pretty Wongoma2007Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Health

From left to right: Riyadh Manesen, Nkhiphitheni Munyai


From left to right: Pretty Wongoma, Tebogo Mamahlodi

 
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