Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP)

Children in Mpape community (Nigeria) play in a waste water drainage area. This drainage was the suspected source of contamination of the well water that led to the cholera outbreak investigated by Nigeria FELTP residents in April 2014. Two samples collected from home wells around this drainage tested positive for Vibrio Cholerae. Submitted by Amibola Aman-Oloniyo - Nigeria.

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A team of public health officers, public health engineers, and villagers carry pipes to reinstall a water piping system after a massive flood in Kuala Krai District in Kelantan, Malaysia. The flood, which happened on December 24, 2014, destroyed most of the city's water supply system. Clean water was one of main concerns during and after the flood. Submitted by Rosemawati Ariffin – Malaysia.

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FETP residents in Indonesia conduct an outbreak investigation of leptospirosis affecting farmers in the Boyolali District in Indonesia between May and June 2014. The farmers in this community work in the field from dawn until dusk without any footwear, which is a major risk factor for leptospirosis, a bacterial infection that can lead to kidney damage, meningitis, liver failure, respiratory distress, and even death. Submitted by Evi Susanti Sinaga, Indonesia.

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Our efforts to more rapidly and effectively respond to health threats currently reach over 60 countries. We train field epidemiologists around the world, giving them the necessary skills to collect, analyze and interpret data and contribute to evidence-based decisions.